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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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Northern Ireland political representatives must support a form of customs union to avoid a damaging hard border

North-South or East-West hard border unavoidable if UK does not retain a customs union arrangement with EU Given binding backstop already agreed, a vote against a customs union is a vote for a hard sea border between NI and GB … Continue reading

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Women in Northern Ireland continue to be denied rights and protections afforded to women in all other parts of UK

Westminster must legislate to extend gender pay gap disclosure duty to employers in Northern Ireland March 8th: Speaking on International Women’s Day, Unite Regional Women’s & Equalities Officer, Taryn Trainor, called on Westminster to legislate to vindicate the rights and … Continue reading

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Customs union exit poses a threat to thousands of Northern Ireland food and drink production workers

Shortfall of migrant workers threatens loss of production to locations elsewhere in Britain and Ireland One major border agri-food producer is already advancing plans for a continental production facility February 27th: Unite Regional Officer, Sean McKeever, said that the jobs … Continue reading

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Unite representatives to give evidence before Westminster Northern Ireland Select Committee later today

Unite Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly will raise demand for action by UK government to safeguard 4,000 jobs at Bombardier Union will highlight need for an activist industrial strategy for Northern Ireland to defend workers from impact of protectionist ‘America First’ … Continue reading

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