Tag Archives: Stormont

Collins Aerospace job losses blow highlights urgent need for Stormont Aerospace rescue plan

Management plans for 235 redundancies at Kilkeel site as Covid downturn impacts demand for aerospace production Stormont must bring forward furlough extension to enable vital skills retention and enable upskilling for future growth Kieran Ellison, Unite Regional Officer with responsibility … Continue reading

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Hospitality and tourism workers protest at Stormont to demand a say in their sectors’ reopening

Socially-distanced protest set at Parliament Buildings today [July 21st at 1pm] to include attendance by workers in health and manufacturing Members of Unite will hand in a letter to Economy Minister Diane Dodds demanding an urgent meeting on the need to secure … Continue reading

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Stormont must help secure UK-wide aerospace taskforce and launch Northern Ireland rescue strategy to save critical industry

Comprehensive strategy and support package needed to avert huge job losses and severe damage to the Northern Ireland economy. Recent losses of 1,500 aerospace jobs estimated to have lowered national output by half a billion and reduced household spending by … Continue reading

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Stormont must act urgently to enforce protections for drivers and hauliers

Strict enforcement of Public Health Agency Covid-19 guidance needed to ensure health and safety of road hauliers Drivers won’t become collateral damage when protections are flouted by employers more focused on profiting from the current crisis George Brash, Unite Regional … Continue reading

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NI Executive must act to extend income guarantee to self-employed construction workers and shut down non-essential works

  Unite the union backs Construction Employers’ Federation call for closure of all non-essential construction sites but demands concurrent protection for workers   Unite Regional Officer, Michael Keenan, called on Executive Ministers in Stormont to extend protections to workers in the … Continue reading

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