Campaigns & Issues

NIPSA General Secretary: Left victory but serious challenges ahead

For the first time in its history, members of the Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance (NIPSA) – the largest public sector union here – have elected Broad Left endorsed candidate, Carmel Gates, as General Secretary, winning 44% of the vote. This is positive, particularly given the right-wing challenge from Paul […]

Unite General Secretary election: Defend a democratic campaigning union against the right – vote Sharon Graham

We are at a crossroads because the outcome of this election will have a profound effect on the union and its ability to organise. A victory for right-wing candidate Gerard Coyne, which is possible given how close he came in the last election and the huge support he is getting from the right-wing of the Labour Party and the establishment, would represent a massive defeat for the union. Coyne is determined to smash the left within the union, taking to The Sun during the last general secretary election to attack Len McCluskey over his support for Jeremy Corbyn.


In a result which has bucked the current trend of elections in the trade unions, the left secured a victory in the UNISON national executive committee (NEC) elections by winning a majority for the first time. Despite UNISON being the largest union in the UK, organising workers in the NHS, […]

Climate change: The costs of electric vehicles

Electric vehicles (EV) are hot news. Sales worldwide soared in 2020, increasing by 43 percent over the previous year. Automakers and governments are embracing new EV markets and pushing them as one of the most important solutions to climate change.