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Unite negotiating with Bamford to ensure continuity of employment and terms and conditions for Wrightbus workers

Commitment made by new management to union that the future will be based on permanent, direct employed staff Unite Regional Officer for Wrightbus, George Brash, welcomed confirmation that Bamford would be opening a recruitment process to take on additional workers … Continue reading

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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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Bamford acquisition of Wrightbus must lead to greatest number of workers returning to building buses

Union calls for wider investment to lock-in Ballymena’s status as manufacturing skills hub into the long-term Unite Regional Officer for Wrightbus, George Brash, welcomed confirmation from the administrators of the former bus manufacturer, Deloitte, that they had been bought by … Continue reading

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Jeff Wright must adopt a rational approach in negotiations to safeguard his family’s legacy

Likelihood is that if jobs go, Wright name will become synonymous with collapse of manufacturing in Ballymena   Incoming Chief Executive of Invest NI Kevin Holland must intervene and provide full start-up supports to Wrightbus   Unite Regional Coordinating Officer, … Continue reading

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Wrightbus workers’ rally gives rapturous applause to union demand for Jeff Wright to hand over land

Land ownership is a barrier for four competing bidders keen to reopen gates and restart production Future of Ballymena economy hangs in the balance – every hour and day matters in fight to save jobs and skills Unite Regional Secretary, … Continue reading

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