By Grainne Lawlor, NIPSA Representative, Branch 730 (Personal Capacity) On Thursday, November 21st, I along with other members of NIPSA, the public sector trade union, took part in a lunchtime protest at the Emergency Department of the Royal Hospital, Belfast. This protest was called to highlight the on-going crisis in more »
Speech made by NIPSA member Michael Dobbins at Protest for Equal Pay at Stormont 18 November 2103 Ladies, Gentlemen,...
14% pay cut since 2009! Defend education Defend jobs & pay Don’t cross the picket line For united action against...
By Socialist Party Scotland Ineos and billionaire owner Jim Ratcliffe have announced a reversal of the company’s...
Socialist Party Scotland, Without a moments thought to the human cost, Ineos bosses today have announced the closure of the petrochemical plant at Grangemouth with the loss of 800 jobs. They intend to put that arm of their business into liquidation meaning workers may face losing thousands of pounds in more »Read more ›
By Paddy Meehan, CWU activist (personal capacity) The Tory/Lib-Dem government has wasted no time in moving to privatise Royal Mail through registering the company on the stock exchange and inviting “investors” to purchase shares. If the privatisation goes ahead, it will lead to services being cut especially in rural areas, more »Read more ›
NIPSA members employed by Derry City Council have voted unanimously to commence a statutory ballot for strike action and action short of strike action following the decision by the Council to proceed with compulsory redundancies. The Town Clerk is formally responsible for the decision to go down the road of more »Read more ›
By Philip Stott, 16th September 2013 Around 60 Glasgow City Council staff, Unison members employed as part of the Social Work Homeless Team, have agreed to walk out on unofficial action tomorrow in protest at the suspension of a Unison member on Friday and anger over caseloads. A member of more »Read more ›
By Glenn Kelly, Unison (personal capacity) On Friday 9 August, the employment tribunal dealing with the Unison leadership’s illegal banning of the ‘Socialist Party Four’ from office issued its judgement as to what compensation Unison would have to pay. The compensation follows the 2011 ruling that found the Union leadership more »Read more ›
Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins and MEP Paul Murphy support the strike action being taken by SIPTU, NBRU and TSSA Dublin Bus workers. Respond to the imposition of cuts in pay premia and conditions by Dublin Bus management on the workers Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy said: “The workers at more »Read more ›