Tag: belfast

SDLP: Scrounging Desperately for Landlords Party

Rent controls needed to stop racketeering landlords The SDLP has come under attack for fielding the head of the Landlords Association of Northern Ireland as a candidate in the local elections in South Belfast. Paddy Meehan, who is standing for the Socialist Party in the Botanic ward of Belfast, accused […]

No privatisation of leisure centres!

Unions must firmly oppose cuts agenda The decision by Belfast City Council’s 21stFebruary Strategic Policy and Resources Committee by 10 votes to 6 to outsource the entire leisure estate to a ‘Not For Profit’ organisation sent alarm bells ringing throughout the City Council workforce. This decision would have effectively meant […]

People’s Assembly meets in Belfast

On Tuesday the 3rd of December 2013 a meeting sponsored by UNITE the union and NIPSA the largest public sector union in the North took place at UNITE’S offices in North Belfast. The meeting was the first Peoples Assembly to be held here. Between eighty and ninety people attended. The […]