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Investment for future growth must follow sale of Bombardier Aerospace to Spirit Aerosystems

Skills and capacity of Bombardier manufacturing workforce is world class and has driven commercial interest   Welcoming the announcement of the sale of Bombardier’s Aerospace manufacturing operation to aerospace components manufacturer Spirit Aero Systems, Unite assistant general secretary Steve Turner said: “Today’s deal will … Continue reading

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Jeff Wright has chance to safeguard livelihoods of the Wrightbus workers through eleventh hour intervention

Deadline for resolution of land issue now is 10am tomorrow morning [October 10th]    Increasing numbers of workers now face prospect of going to food banks after two weeks without work   Unite Regional Officer for Wrightbus, George Brash, urged Jeff Wright to urgently … Continue reading

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Next 48 hours critical to saving 1,200 Wrightbus workers’ jobs as negotiations move to stage of exclusivity

Only barrier remaining to deal to reopen gates and allow workforce back to work is land ownership Worker delegations to visit local offices of political representatives and demand they publicly back call for hand over of land Unite Regional Officer … Continue reading

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Harland & Wolff occupation ends in victory as bid for iconic shipyard is accepted

Jackie Pollock: “When working people organise, everyone wins”  Landmark win will boost confidence of NI workers October 1st: Welcoming this morning’s announcement that the shipyard has been bought with jobs and full terms and conditions secured Unite Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock said that … Continue reading

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Award of Type 31e frigates contact to Babcock-led consortium demonstrates continued viability of Harland and Wolff shipyard

Harland & Wolff shipyard part of Babcock-led consortium of UK shipbuilders who are expected to be awarded preferred bidder status for £1.25 billion contract Contract would sustain five to six years of work at Belfast shipyard through steel fabrication work … Continue reading

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