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Vital that the Stormont Executive prioritises public transport workers for Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Unite the union deputy Regional Secretary Davy Thompson urged action by the Northern Ireland Executive to prioritise frontline workers in public transport for the rollout of vaccination against Covid-19. “Unite represents the overwhelming majority of bus and rail workers in … Continue reading

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Hospitality Workers’ safety and livelihoods must not be used as a bargaining chip or political football by bosses or politicians

Union condemns attempts by bosses to reopen illegally and against medical advice Unite Hospitality organiser, Neil Moore, issued a warning to hospitality bosses who had publicly announced that they would open their doors regardless of any decision by Stormont on … Continue reading

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Caterpillar’s announcement of plans for up to 700 job losses is a devastating blow to Northern Ireland manufacturing and Larne area economy

Union blasts decision as a ‘scandalous’ profit grab at expense of workers in Northern Ireland as production is set to be outsourced to India Urgent action needed from Stormont must use all available economic and political levers to safeguard highly-skilled … Continue reading

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Spirit Aero systems acquisition of Bombardier operations is a vote of confidence for Northern Ireland’s Aerospace sector

Stormont and Westminster government must now follow through with a robust package to safeguard all aerospace jobs Jackie Pollock, Regional Secretary of Unite, welcomed the news that the sale of Bombardier operations to Spirit Aero systems will proceed, securing jobs … Continue reading

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With less than 48 hours left until tens of thousands face a cliff-edge on their incomes, hospitality workers demand Stormont Executive introduces a full wage support package for the sector

Frontline workers in bars, restaurants and hotels likely to be thrown into misery by latest closure, coming after months of reduced hours and being paid only 80 percent of an already low wage Following today’s Executive announcement that hospitality businesses … Continue reading

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