Tag Archives: Northern Ireland

Stormont must act to defend zero hours and self-employed workers who face immediate threat of joblessness

Central government must go further to support devolved administrations Unite Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock called on the Northern Ireland Executive to act urgently to protect workers who had already lost their jobs or who faced the prospect of unemployment in … Continue reading

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Unite to challenge legality of Swissport plans for two-week lay-off at Belfast City Airport

Stormont Ministers’ failure to intervene has allowed tailwinds of Flybe collapse to spiral Unite represents the overwhelming majority of the approximately 150 Swissport employees at Belfast City Airport. Regional Officer for the workers, George Brash, confirmed that shop stewards representing … Continue reading

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Central government must intervene to safeguard regionally-vital flights and airports

Flybe collapse threatens more than one thousand jobs in Northern Ireland Failure of central government to intervene presents stark connectivity challenge to Northern Ireland’s regional economy Ahead of a meeting with shop stewards from Flybe and Belfast City Airport to … Continue reading

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Call for public to back the striking Allied Bakeries workers as pickets set for Castlereagh Road site

All-out strike action to commence at Allied Bakeries from 6am tomorrow Workforce strike action seeks to lift basic pay significantly above minimum wage Susan Fitzgerald, Regional Coordinating Officer called for the public to support workers forced into taking an all-out … Continue reading

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Unite in health suspends action and will ballot members on Department of Health pay offer

Regional Industrial Sector Committee votes to suspend plans for escalated industrial action Union will recommend acceptance of offer which promises pay parity and further uplift in 2020 Unite Regional Officer for Health Kevin McAdam confirmed his union would be joining … Continue reading

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