Tag Archives: #Unite4Manufacturing

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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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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