Tag Archives: #Unite4Manufacturing

Northern Ireland unemployment rate increase is a concerning sign of deteriorating economy

Regional unemployment rate leaps ahead of that of the UK as a whole for first time in a year Fears of Brexit risks and failure to bring forward manufacturing strategy are factors in economic decline October 16th: Davy Thompson, Regional … Continue reading

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Ambitious long-term strategy needed to sustain shipbuilding capacity and legacy at Belfast shipyard

UK government trawling the globe looking for bargain basement bids, no doubt paying bargain basement wages May 11th: Susan Fitzgerald, Unite Regional Officer for workers at Harland & Wolff demanded that the UK government ensure that the one billion procurement … Continue reading

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Wrightbus redundancies latest hammer blow for Ballymena and Antrim economy

Wrightbus redundancies latest hammer blow for Ballymena and Antrim economy Management inform workers of ninety-five job losses due to downturn in orders February 12th: Manufacturing strategy including economic taskforce, with trade union representation, must be established to tackle tsunami of job … Continue reading

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Unite delegation heads across the Atlantic to save Bombardier jobs ahead of tariff decision

December 9th: A Unite delegation representing Northern Ireland Bombardier workers will be in Montreal and Washington D.C. next week for a whirlwind lobbying push to safeguard UK jobs ahead of the US department of commerce’s final determination on whether to … Continue reading

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Politicians to hear workers’ concerns over Schlumberger closure proposal

Workers from Schlumberger’s production facility in Newtownabbey will raise their concerns directly with local political leaders at an event organised by Unite the union.   December 6th: Under corporate management plans, Schlumberger’s site in Northern Ireland is scheduled for closure … Continue reading

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