Fighting Austerity

Trade unions & Sinn Fein: Dangerous times

The trade unions in Northern Ireland are a vital anti-sectarian force that unites over 200,000 Protestant and Catholics working class people.During the Troubles – it wasn’t the Orange or Green politicians that combated sectarianism and stopped society going over the edge to civil war. It was working class people who […]

Socialist TDs send solidarity with March 13th Strike

Dear All, The Socialist Party and Anti-Austerity Alliance’s Members of Parliament in the South send our solidarity to public sector workers in Northern Ireland taking strike action on Friday 13th March and all those who stand with them in protest against Stormont’s vicious cuts agenda, which threatens to destroy 20,000 […]

Stormont faces crisis as workers prepare to strike

Step up the pressure! Trade Unions should name the next strike date Only weeks after the ‘historic’ Stormont House Agreement, the Assembly Executive hit another bump in the road, with Sinn Féin withdrawing support for the programme of attacks of benefits known as welfare ‘reform’. It had been agreed to […]

Stormont Must Take Immediate Action to Secure Rias Jobs

Public investment needed, not corporate hand-outs and “fool’s gold economics” In response to the announcement by Ageas UK of the closure of their Rias call centre in west Belfast with the loss of over 200 jobs, Paddy Meehan – Socialist Party spokesperson, call centre worker and trade union activist – […]