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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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Derry and Strabane city deal will be judged ultimately on the decent jobs it delivers

Union issues call for investment to be directed at manufacturing sector, education and skills development Unite Regional Officer, Liam Gallagher, issued the following reaction on behalf of his union to the recently announced Derry and Strabane city deal. “We welcome … Continue reading

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National Apprenticeship Week is an opportunity to get serious about decent training for young workers and our economy

Apprenticeship levy has not worked in Northern Ireland, we need a return to an employment-led, partnership approach to skills Young workers must receive decent pay and conditions from day one in a workplace apprenticeship with a firm expectation of a … Continue reading

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Levy will lead to sub-standard Apprenticeships and should not be extended to Northern Ireland

Apprenticeship Levy would penalise employers who already provide upskilling and subsidise ‘cut-cost’ training UK-wide target of three million apprenticeships a year unrealistic and will undermine quality and number of genuine placements March 31st: Speaking after an influential committee of MPs … Continue reading

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Levy will degrade Apprenticeships and should not be extended to Northern Ireland

Apprenticeship Levy threatens to penalise employers who already provide upskilling to workforce UK-wide target of three million apprenticeships a year unrealistic and will undermine quality and number of genuine placements January 31st: Speaking the day after his union organised a … Continue reading

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