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Professor John Barry of Queens University launches an open letter in support of Harland & Wolff workforce

Aug 19 2019, 09:11    UNITE

Calls by unions for nationalisation of the shipyard are perfectly consistent with action on climate John Barry, Professor of Green Political Economy at Queens University Belfast today launched an open letter urging academics, politicians and the wider public to back … Continue reading →


  • Prospective buyers for Harland & Wolff to provide indicative bids for the business as a going-concern by midday tomorrow    UNITE After Scottish government announce they will nationalise Ferguson Marine shipyard, unions call on UK government to safeguard jobs and skills in Belfast Susan Fitzgerald, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer demanded the UK government move quickly to renationalise Belfast shipyard: “The …
  • The hands that built our shipyard: Call for former H&W workers to come to yard tomorrow at noon    UNITE Aul’ hands on deck to Save Our Shipyard When: Sunday August 11th at 12 noon Where: Harland and Wolff shipyard, Dee Street, Belfast Former and retired Harland and Wolff workers are invited to come to the shipyard at noon on … Continue reading →
  • H&W: Unions to hold conference call with Secretary of State tomorrow    UNITE Unions determined to ensure that ‘window for survival’ remains open August 5th: On the day that Belfast shipyard Harland and Wolff entered administration, trade unions Unite and the GMB have said they are determined to ensure that a ‘window for … Continue reading →
  • H&W: Unite warns against selling iconic yard to ‘brand-stripper’    UNITE Re-nationalisation would allow workers to get on with the job August 4th: Unite, which represents workers at Harland and Wolff, today warned against allowing the yard to be bought by what the union termed a ‘brand-stripper’ who would jettison the … Continue reading →
  • Harland and Wolff: BCC decision sends strong signal to London    UNITE Debate highlighted potential to transform iconic shipyard Government needs to jettison ideological prejudices and throw workers a lifeline August 2nd: Unite, which represents workers in Harland and Wolff, today welcomed the decision by Belfast City Council to convene a meeting … Continue …
  • H & W: Flacks rumours should not be allowed to distract from crisis    UNITE As Monday deadline approaches, NI political representatives must step up Workers to be joined by families and trade unions outside City Hall at 12.45 tomorrow August 1st: Unite, which represents workers in the troubled Harland and Wolff shipyard, today warned … Continue reading →
  • Bord na Mona: Government must reassure workers that policy has not changed    UNITE Minister should be clear that unions will not accept compulsory redundancies July 31st:Unite, which represents craft and managerial grades in Bord na Mona, today called on Communications, Climate Action and EnvironmentMinister Richard Bruton to reassure workers that Government commitments given …
  • Harland & Wolff: Workers buy time as administration delayed until Monday    UNITE Johnson must exploit window created by workers’ determination Rally hears message of support from Len McCluskey July 30th: As workers battle to save Harland and Wolff, large crowds attended a support rally held outside the iconic shipyard today and heard … Continue reading →