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Workers jubilant after announcement that sale in principal agreed for Wrightbus confirming hundreds of jobs will be safeguarded

Result was only achieved through mobilisation of workforce who never let up in their efforts Unite to continue campaigning to maximise jobs safeguarded, pay and terms and conditions October 11th: Unite regional officer for Wrightbus George Brash welcomed news that … Continue reading

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Jeff Wright must adopt a rational approach in negotiations to safeguard his family’s legacy

Likelihood is that if jobs go, Wright name will become synonymous with collapse of manufacturing in Ballymena   Incoming Chief Executive of Invest NI Kevin Holland must intervene and provide full start-up supports to Wrightbus   Unite Regional Coordinating Officer, … Continue reading

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Wrightbus workers await their fate in the rain as horse-trading over sale continues

Unite the union has received no response to request to meet with former Wrightbus owner Jeff Wright Conflicting reports leave workers standing at factory gates bewildered about their future October 10th: Unite Regional Officer for Wrightbus, George Brash, challenged both … Continue reading

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Jeff Wright has chance to safeguard livelihoods of the Wrightbus workers through eleventh hour intervention

Deadline for resolution of land issue now is 10am tomorrow morning [October 10th]    Increasing numbers of workers now face prospect of going to food banks after two weeks without work   Unite Regional Officer for Wrightbus, George Brash, urged Jeff Wright to urgently … Continue reading

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Next 48 hours critical to saving 1,200 Wrightbus workers’ jobs as negotiations move to stage of exclusivity

Only barrier remaining to deal to reopen gates and allow workforce back to work is land ownership Worker delegations to visit local offices of political representatives and demand they publicly back call for hand over of land Unite Regional Officer … Continue reading

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