Tag Archives: Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland unemployment rate increase is a concerning sign of deteriorating economy

Regional unemployment rate leaps ahead of that of the UK as a whole for first time in a year Fears of Brexit risks and failure to bring forward manufacturing strategy are factors in economic decline October 16th: Davy Thompson, Regional … Continue reading

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SONI must reconsider exclusion of Kilroot and Ballylumford B generators from ISEM contracts in light of latest Brexit threat

Warnings that Brexit could lead to electricity black-outs must force reconsideration of decision to shut down 36% of domestic generating capacity 270 workers have their livelihoods threatened by SONI decision that will undermine Northern Ireland’s energy security post-Brexit September 27th: … Continue reading

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Workforce at Lurgan-based Radius Plastics Ltd to be balloted on strike action

Formal industrial ballot opens today after bosses refuse to address workforce concerns over pay offer terms Regional Officer warns of potential for debilitating industrial action at plant in October if management don’t reconsider their position September 3rd: Sean Smyth, regional … Continue reading

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Anger and concern among workforce at Bombardier management over further outsourcing

Without warning sell-off to ‘Lauak Group’ of France is latest incident of offshoring and outsourcing impacting jobs in Northern Ireland Bombardier corporate management should remember the determination and strength demonstrated by workers during threat to jobs from US tariffs August … Continue reading

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Strong showing expected for Education Authority school bus drivers march for respect

Trade unionists will join School bus drivers on march from Union Regional offices to Belfast City Hall rally  Anger palpable among drivers over management bullying and impact it is having on workers and children with special needs Education Authority representative … Continue reading

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