Dickson urges Minister to stand up for fair redundancies for Debenhams and Arcadia workers

Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson has urged the Economy Minister to stand up for fair redundancies for those currently employed by Debenhams and the Arcadia Group. Debenhams stores are set to close, with Arcadia – owner of shops such as Topshop, Burton and Dorothy Perkins – has gone into administration, putting thousands of jobs at risk. […]

SERCO is ‘out of line’ with redundancy plan, says Alliance

North Down Alliance Party representatives have urged SERCO to rescind planned redundancies in North Down saying they are appalled at the treatment of staff employed by the SERCO run leisure facilities across the borough, with many facing redundancy. Andrew Muir MLA and Councillor Connie Egan have said the company is “acting completely out of line” […]

Apprenticeship Week opportunity to gain skills, says Eastwood

Alliance Councillor Sorcha Eastwood has said Apprenticeship Week 2020 provides an excellent opportunity for people to gain invaluable skills and experience. Councillor Eastwood was speaking as events took place across Northern Ireland for the week, which runs until this Friday (February 7). She said it was a chance to help drive economic growth here. “Apprenticeships […]

New jobs at Altona a great start to 2019

Alliance Councillor Owen Gawith has welcomed the announcement from Employers For Childcare of the potential for 50 new jobs. Councillor Gawith said: “Employers For Childcare are an important social enterprise based in Lisburn providing advice and support to parents. “The construction of their new £2.5 Million High Rise adventure centre shows their level of commitment […]

Lyttle expresses concern after Bombardier news

Alliance East Belfast MLA Chris Lyttle has expressed his concern after news Bombardier is due to cut 490 jobs from its local operations. The news follows in the wake of Bombardier’s announcement 5,000 jobs would be cut across its global operations. Mr Lyttle said he has sought an urgent meeting with company management on the […]