Fighting Austerity

A&E crisis: Cuts to blame, not patients

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 […]

Health service ailing from Stormont cuts

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.

Waterfront & Ulster Hall Workers Fight Privatisation

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 […]

‘Welfare Reform’ Throws Stormont into Crisis

Welfare Reform’ Throws Stormont into Crisis By Daniel Waldron As we go to press, the stand-off over ‘welfare reform’ (benefit cuts) at Stormont continues. Just days after the election, Sinn Fein, the SDLP and the Greens signed a petition of concern to ensure the bill would be defeated in the […]