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armaghniac

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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #105 on: September 25, 2019, 08:43:11 PM »
Funny hearing a Ballymena man on the news saying people will have to go to Scotland or England for work now.

It's like the idea of going south of Newry is a complete impossibility.

Perhaps one of the two Catholic employees will consider the idea.
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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #106 on: September 25, 2019, 08:48:23 PM »
Wrightbus - (formerly) an equal opportunities employer.
Was there really 2 in there? One more than anyone ever knew about.

armaghniac

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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #107 on: September 25, 2019, 08:52:25 PM »
Wrightbus - (formerly) an equal opportunities employer.
Was there really 2 in there? One more than anyone ever knew about.

They may have had a Pole sweeping the floor.
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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #108 on: September 25, 2019, 09:12:08 PM »
Ballymena wans probably didn't realise that the Poles are taigs.

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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #109 on: September 25, 2019, 09:19:58 PM »
Ballymena wans probably didn't realise that the Poles are taigs.

I'm sure the Pole didn't feel the need to tell them.
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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #110 on: September 25, 2019, 09:22:37 PM »
How feasible is the business model of Wrightbus?
Obviously when it is being run as a "normal" business?
the bigger question is :

How feasible is the business model of Northern Ireland ?
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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #111 on: September 25, 2019, 09:30:31 PM »
How feasible is the business model of Wrightbus?
Obviously when it is being run as a "normal" business?
the bigger question is :

How feasible is the business model of Northern Ireland ?
Excellent, and viable point; and I live and work in it  :-[

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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #112 on: September 25, 2019, 09:31:42 PM »
My thoughts earlier. Every strand is failing and wright bus failing is a microcosm of the state failing. There is no plan except no from every angle. Whatever else happens storming failed miserably. Shared government has failed and nobody is capable of changing that as the political talent pool is shocking.

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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #113 on: September 25, 2019, 09:50:48 PM »
My thoughts earlier. Every strand is failing and wright bus failing is a microcosm of the state failing. There is no plan except no from every angle. Whatever else happens storming failed miserably. Shared government has failed and nobody is capable of changing that as the political talent pool is shocking.

Aye but the union is safe (cough, cough!) and our fleg fills us full of proud!!

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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #114 on: September 25, 2019, 10:06:12 PM »
 undeveloped and the place needs opened up. They talked for years aloofly about the influence of the church in the south. The north was worse with religion dominating election wards/ business / infrastructure/ political / schooling / govn investment/ medical / housing and every structure in the state. human civil rights and natural liberlisation of typical developed societies were stymied and people died over it..against it and to protect it.  It needs to be a part of Europe, Europe needs to invest in it and revitalise it and liberalise it and the federacy of New Ireland established.

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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #115 on: September 25, 2019, 10:53:44 PM »
From Sinn Fein website in 2005:
 "The recent publication of Equality Commission figures on Employees in the Private Sector is a clear indictment of Wrightbus Ltd, one of Ballymena's biggest employers, which is in the same league as Harland and Wolfe in Belfast. For members of the Catholic community to make up under 6% of the workforce in one of the biggest employers in Ballymena is absolutely scandalous and certainly does not reflect the religious makeup of the council area which is over 20% Catholic according to the last Census.

"Wrights has always been considered as a cold house for nationalists in Ballymena and these figures certainly reflect this. I have written to the Irish Government regarding this situation and will be asking them if they are aware that the company that provides vehicles for Bus Eireann has not addressed the extreme level of inequality that exists in their workforce."

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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #116 on: September 25, 2019, 11:54:09 PM »
I know alot of people that are not shedding a tear today.

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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #117 on: September 26, 2019, 12:26:45 AM »
All these dodgy donations to his sons church is will have to come under review surely. How can a company donate money to a charity? If his son was/is under the counter a director of wrightbus

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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #118 on: September 26, 2019, 12:34:53 AM »
Read somewhere during week, can't remember where, that employees had part of their salary deducted to go to the religious nutters' planned Ballymena Disneyland. Apparently one guy objected and promptly lost his job. ASFAIK, it's illegal to deduct anything from salary that is not tax/national insurance without the employee's permission. Added to that, their buses are supposed to be absolute shite and hated by many commuters in London

What a pathetic comment. Apparently, can't remember, supposed and shite.

I'll take that as a badge of honour, coming from the biggest clown on the board since Fearon was banned  ;D

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Re: Wrightbus
« Reply #119 on: September 26, 2019, 08:14:56 AM »
All these dodgy donations to his sons church is will have to come under review surely. How can a company donate money to a charity? If his son was/is under the counter a director of wrightbus


Shareholders and directors can distribute surplus funds however they see fit. Given the company was making decent profits when the majority of the payments were made they can pretty much do what they like without breaching fiduciary duties. More recent distributions and transactions might be looked at though if they happened when the directors knew the company had cashflow issues. 

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