Ireland - Bastions of unionist employment threatened with closure - September 30, 2019

Two bastions of unionist employment in the North, Harland and Wolff and Wrightbus shipyards, are threatened with closure. The demise of the shipyards is a direct result of the geopolitical struggle to control the price of oil, in which the present owners, Dolphin Drilling, have been heavily exposed. Workers around Ireland have been crying out for the unions to get out of defensive mode and, instead of going cap in hand to employers for redundancy payments, to go on the offensive and fight to protect the workers and their jobs.

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