Can we save our NHS?
The NHS is in a deep crisis, marked by obscene waiting times, overcrowded facilities and rural communities deprived of emergency services. Both the Tories and Labour talk of "radical reform" to the healthcare system; a dogwhistle for further privatisation if there ever was one, threatening to destroy one of the greatest victories achieved by the working class in the UK. What has led to this point, and how can we mount a fightback to save our beloved healthcare system?
Water Charges: We Won’t Pay!
The threat of water charges is back on the agenda. In a statement regarding the next Northern Ireland budget, Tory Secretary of State Chris Heaton-Harris said that “difficult choices cannot be deferred any longer” and that water charges are one of the options under consideration.
NHS at breaking point: Fight for safe staffing levels
The depth of the crisis in the NHS is difficult to overstate. While bosses have talked of "recovery plans" and politicians of "building back better", health and social care services have continued to crumble.
Ten Years of Tory Rule
When researching for this article, it came back to me that, around the time the Tories first came to power, the mainstream media often referred to “Broken Britain”. A decade on from then and any serious examination of the facts shows irrefutably that first Cameron, then May and now Johnson have only broken it further.
Libraries Campaign Welcomes Minister’s ‘U-Turn’ on Cuts
The Hands Off Our Libraries campaign is celebrating victory today after Minister for Communities Paul Givan announced that…
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…
Britain: Reject the lie that is austerity
Trade unions must now act to resist Osborne offensive On Wednesday 3 December the Tories declared all-out war…
Fight transport fare rises and route cuts
The decision to raise public transport fares is another attack on ordinary people’s living standards. Metro fares in…
Draft Budget: More than 6,000 job losses on the cards
According to Finance Minster Simon Hamilton, at least 6,000 public sector jobs look set to be cut in…
Draft Budget: And the winners are….. BIG BUSINESS
A Northern Ireland Investment Fund is to be established as part of the Draft Budget which aims to…