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Brexit band-aid will not secure jobs, living standards

Unite highlights impact of prolonged uncertainty on economy and workers Robust interventions needed North and South to foster confidence, protect jobs August 16th: In an initial response today (Wednesday) to the UK government’s paper proposing steps to mitigate the impact … Continue reading

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Levy will lead to sub-standard Apprenticeships and should not be extended to Northern Ireland

Apprenticeship Levy would penalise employers who already provide upskilling and subsidise ‘cut-cost’ training UK-wide target of three million apprenticeships a year unrealistic and will undermine quality and number of genuine placements March 31st: Speaking after an influential committee of MPs … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland Employment growth rate falls further behind UK

Statistics confirm concentration of losses in Manufacturing and need for a Strategic approach to sector NI Executive must prioritise raising incomes through investment rather than the race-to-the-bottom on taxes, pay and productivity September 14th: Unite Regional Secretary, Jimmy Kelly, responded … Continue reading

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