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Trade unionists to rally in support of shipyard workers fight to save jobs and skills at Harland and Wolff

Speakers at trade union rally include Matt Wrack, the General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union and Alex Rogan, GMB convenor at Ferguson Marine Rally to proceed concurrently with Belfast City Council manufacturing forum meeting at which union representatives will … Continue reading

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Bombardier bosses must remove threat of compulsory redundancies hanging over Northern Ireland workforce

Up to a hundred compulsory redundancies planned despite large numbers having their applications for voluntary redundancy rejected Workforce are questioning why Northern Ireland sites are facing the threat of compulsory redundancy while in Canada workers are being ‘reclassified’ rather than … Continue reading

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National Apprenticeship Week is an opportunity to get serious about decent training for young workers and our economy

Apprenticeship levy has not worked in Northern Ireland, we need a return to an employment-led, partnership approach to skills Young workers must receive decent pay and conditions from day one in a workplace apprenticeship with a firm expectation of a … Continue reading

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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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