by Mary Cahillane, INTO Executive (personal capacity) In December, Stormont Education Minister John O’Dowd announced the creation of a new scheme called Investing in the Teaching Workforce. The scheme allows for five hundred 55+-year-old teachers to retire on full pension and be replaced by new young teachers. A good news story, anyone […]
A&E crisis: Cuts to blame, not patients The semi-permanent crisis in our accident and emergency services was heightened by the annual spike in attendance around the Christmas period. Seriously ill patients were left waiting on trolleys for hours and people with broken bones were sent home with a handful of […]
Our NHS and provision of health care services are imploding. Chaos now reigns root and branch throughout all the areas of the health service as each department struggles to implement budgetary cuts demanded by the Assembly Executive.
As of 3rd August, workers at both the Waterfront Hall and Ulster Hall have commenced industrial action to keep both venues within Belfast City Council. The action is supported by the three trade unions – NIPSA, Unite and SIPTU – who represent the overwhelming majority of workers at the two venues. Facilities […]