Tag Archives: Stormont

Wrightbus recruitment freeze latest blow to Ballymena and NI Manufacturing sector

Failure of NI Executive parties to agree to stand-alone Industrial Strategy in context of Brexit leaves manufacturing workforce facing uncertainty Unite seeking urgent meeting with Wrightbus management on long-term implications of move August 24th: Unite Regional Officer, Joanne McWilliams, who … Continue reading

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Absence of manufacturing strategy leaves Stormont inactive as heavy manufacturing sector continues to haemorrhage jobs

Bombardier announces almost one hundred redundancies in core Belfast workforce, with potential for more in complementary (temporary) labour force Unite demands urgent talks with Ministers to seek proactive approach to defending manufacturing jobs August 10th: Responding to Bombardier plans for … Continue reading

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NI Assembly vote against Manufacturing Strategy is unnecessary ‘own goal’ that casts shadow over efforts to grow vital sector

Vote to subsume Manufacturing as only a component of wider Economic Strategy is a missed opportunity to transition to a high-value added economy Lack of stand-alone strategy risks continued inaction in face of challenges and possible job losses June 6th: … Continue reading

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Outgoing NIC-ICTU chair challenges policy of ‘blood sacrifice’ of 20,000 public sector workers to pay for lowering corporation tax

Warns Stormont that it cannot turn the Trade Union movement on and off when there are difficulties with the Peace Process Trade union movement must apply methods of yesterday, in conditions of today, for a better tomorrow April 12th: Jackie … Continue reading

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Unite community activists protest devastating impact of Tory austerity cuts

Changes to social welfare provision will mean most vulnerable face devastating income cuts Lowering corporation taxes will mean hundreds of millions in deeper cuts to public services November 27th: Speaking ahead of planned protests by Unite community branches outside DUP … Continue reading

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