Peter Hadden, Socialist Party, speaking at solidarity meeting in support of Linamar Unite convenor Rob Williams in Belfast 26th May 2009
Editorial, The Socialist (Socialist Party England & Wales)
The third week of national strike action at Royal Mail has seen the bosses on the run. They fear the disruption of mail in the pre-Christmas period when over two billion letters, cards and parcels are processed through the system.
They thought they could force the union into making more concessions just as they did in the 2007 deal, which many postal workers (and how right they were) feared was the thin edge of the wedge. The plans of Royal Mail to cut jobs, intensify workloads and drive working conditions back into the Victorian age have been completely exposed by their actions since the 2007 deal.
By NIPSA members in LibrariesNI who will be victimised/possibly sacked by management if they put their names to this article
LibrariesNI have announced another ''consultation'' about proposed library closures. The last consultation resulted in ten libraries being closed in Belfast. Over the past 5 years, twenty libraries have been closed across Northern Ireland. This time they are attacking rural libraries in Armagh, Carnlough, Draperstown, Fintona, Gilford, Greystone, Kells & Connor, Killyleagh, Moneymore, Moy and Richhill.