Tag: cuts

Overwhelming Victory for Save Our Day Centres Campaign!

By Pat Lawlor – Organiser, NIPSA Belfast Health Branch (personal capacity) On 21 st June, over 200 service users, carers and supporters crammed into a hall at Knockbracken Healthcare Park. After nine months of campaigning, the recommendations on the future of mental health and learning disability day centres were to be revealed by […]

Equal Rights for All Teachers!

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 […]

Left Challenge for Largest Union's Leadership

NIPSA – the largest trade union in the North – is electing a new General Secretary.  The current General Secretary, Brian Campfield, is retiring in January 2016.  This election comes at a vitally important time for the union, the wider trade union movement and the working class in Northern Ireland. The […]

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 […]