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Northern Ireland political representatives must support a form of customs union to avoid a damaging hard border

North-South or East-West hard border unavoidable if UK does not retain a customs union arrangement with EU Given binding backstop already agreed, a vote against a customs union is a vote for a hard sea border between NI and GB … Continue reading

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Political failure means Northern Ireland risks missing out on Heathrow hubs investment

Heathrow long-list of 65 locations, includes six in Northern Ireland, for off-site hub as part of £16 billion airport development project Scottish government has secured hub site for Scotland to create 16,000 jobs – Northern Ireland must get its fair … Continue reading

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Wrightbus redundancies latest hammer blow for Ballymena and Antrim economy

Wrightbus redundancies latest hammer blow for Ballymena and Antrim economy Management inform workers of ninety-five job losses due to downturn in orders February 12th: Manufacturing strategy including economic taskforce, with trade union representation, must be established to tackle tsunami of job … Continue reading

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Department of Infrastructure failure to address workforce pay inequality leaves winter service understaffed

Transport NI failure to respond to union’s warnings about consequences of pay disparity blamed on absence of Infrastructure Minister A fixed ‘rate for the job’ for road gritting duties is only way to ensure continued equality of cover for all … Continue reading

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Unite school bus drivers and Enniskillen branch launches campaign for adoption of reflective uniform strips and high-viz school passes in Fermanagh

Children in rural areas on unlit roads left vulnerable to traffic accidents School bus drivers to visit local schools to promote ‘safe uniform’ initiative in absence of Minister or action by Education Authority Unite Regional Officer, Gareth Scott, welcomed the … Continue reading

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