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Schlumberger decision to close Newtownabbey site with 205 job losses shows shareholder benefits trumps social responsibility

  Local site management counterproposal rejected despite offering path forward to sustain production and deliver genuine efficiencies Union reps to meet tomorrow to decide next steps in response to rejection of rescue bid February 6th: Susan Fitzgerald, Unite Regional Officer … Continue reading

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Mass workforce meeting will hear challenge to Schlumberger on Newtownabbey closure proposal

Unite Regional Secretary designate will say growth in number of rigs shows signs of recovery in oil and gas sector, closure unjustified Schlumberger corporate management prioritising share buy-backs over investment despite half billion dollar profit in last quarter alone October … Continue reading

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Schlumberger announce plans to close Newtownabbey site with loss of more than 220 jobs

Concern that closure proposal is an unjustified attempt to lower costs at workers’ expense Unite will seek explanation why Northern Ireland site will be closed as opposed to other locations October 26th: Susan Fitzgerald, Unite Regional Industrial Officer, reacted to … Continue reading

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Antrim & Newtownabbey Council proposals to outsource waste collection completely unacceptable

General waste bin collection in Newtownabbey, and compostable bin collection in Antrim, under threat of transfer to private operators Fears that other council services including litter collection and leisure services may follow suit April 11th: Following a meeting with management, … Continue reading

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Caterpillar announcement another blow to NI Manufacturing base

Today must be a turning point for Stormont industrial policy with real action to help beleaguered sector Executive parties acting as if manufacturing is a lost cause, Northern Ireland needs a stand-alone strategy September 1st: Unite Regional Coordinating Officer, Davy … Continue reading

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