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Shipyard workers’ successful occupation remains a shining example to workers facing assault on livelihoods, pay and terms and conditions

One year ago today, Harland & Wolff workers moved to occupy their workplace to defend jobs and skills, and secure a future for the shipyard Susan Fitzgerald, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer, speaking today said that the example of Harland & … Continue reading

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Regional Secretary of Unite, Jackie Pollock, seeks urgent meeting with Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill on response to Aerospace crisis

Union says that future of this vital pillar of Northern Ireland economy hangs in the balance Government must enforce transition to higher fuel economy aeroplanes to stimulate demand and stabilise employment Unite the union Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock writes to … Continue reading

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Urgent strategy needed to defend Northern Ireland’s Aerospace sector in face of mass jobs threat

Bombardier plans for 600 redundancies comes only days after similar announcements elsewhere in sector Stormont Executive challenged over inaction in face of mounting threat to vital Aerospace sector Reacting to today’s huge job loss announcement by Bombardier, Susan Fitzgerald, Unite … Continue reading

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Time running out to save Northern Ireland airports at heart of our regional economy, warns Unite

More than two months on from the promised but yet to emerge government support for the UK’s beleaguered aviation industry, the UK’s leading aviation union is warning that without urgent action regional economies will take a big hit destroying the Prime Minster’s … Continue reading

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Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council must rethink plans to slash pay of furloughed staff

NIPSA, UNITE and GMB condemn the decision taken to slash staff wages at the council meeting on Thursday 14th May 2020. Representatives of all three staff trade unions, NIPSA, GMB and Unite denounced the confirmation by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough … Continue reading

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