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Secretary of State challenged over government inaction on Harland & Wolff as trade unionists rally at shipyard gates

Speakers at rally reiterate call for nationalisation and contrast government inaction with leadership shown by workforce and trade union movement Secretary of State for NI, Julian Smith MP grilled over failure to safeguard jobs at Harland and Wolff and the … Continue reading

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Trade unionists to rally in support of shipyard workers fight to save jobs and skills at Harland and Wolff

Speakers at trade union rally include Matt Wrack, the General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union and Alex Rogan, GMB convenor at Ferguson Marine Rally to proceed concurrently with Belfast City Council manufacturing forum meeting at which union representatives will … Continue reading

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Protest at Department for Communities, Belfast tomorrow as part of Unite’s national day of action against Universal Credit

Campaigners to gather outside Department for Communities building on Bedford Street, Belfast Albert Hewitt explained why his union’s community members will be protesting against Universal Credit outside the Department for Communities buildings in Belfast tomorrow at 2pm: “While Universal Credit has … Continue reading

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Unite accuses government of ‘raising the white flag’ in Bombardier tariff fight

January 10th: The UK and Ireland’s largest union, Unite warned the UK government that it was ‘raising the white flag’ without a fight to save Bombardier jobs today (Wednesday 10 January) as it said it was demanding an urgent meeting … Continue reading

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Secretary of State for Northern Ireland must intervene to end buck-passing and safeguard Youth Service jobs

Unite Regional Secretary writes to James Brokenshire MP to request intervention to secure future of youth service jobs More than one hundred youth workers face redundancy from beginning of April 2017 March 21st: In the absence of the Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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