Mass action can win real pay-rises! After three years of political impasse, the Northern Ireland Executive has been restored. The misnamed “New Decade, New Approach” agreement promises a return to the approach of kicking the can down the road on many “contentious issues” while politicians unite around a common agenda […]
Under capitalism, this neglect of working-class needs should not be surprising. The fact is that, while the housing crisis has an enormous human cost, it is extremely profitable for the rich landlords and speculators.
The decriminalisation of abortion has been won through struggle, not simply handed down by benevolent MPs. The politicians were forced into action after a light was shone on the denial of reproductive rights in the North. It was the actions of pro-choice activists that were key to making this happen.
Almost exactly three years after its collapse in the wake of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scandal, the Northern Ireland Assembly reconvened on Saturday 11th January and elected a new Executive. This followed an agreement between the DUP, Sinn Féin and the British and Irish governments, entitled ‘New Decade, New Approach’.
Results show sectarian dangers, but also opportunities for the left The following article deals only with the outcome of the general election in Northern Ireland. Detailed analysis of the results in Britain from our comrades in Socialist Alternative will be posted shortly. By Daniel Waldron Both the main parties in […]
Below is the text of the Health Worker, a newsletter produced by the Socialist Party around the industrial disputes in health that have developed. The overwhelming endorsement of strike action by members of the RCN, Unison, NIPSA and Unite is a clear indication that health workers are fed up with […]
The Socialist Party calls on the people of Fermanagh & South Tyrone to vote for Caroline Wheeler – independent candidate, standing on labour and trade union policies – in the general election on Thursday 12th December. Caroline has a proven track record as a fighter for working-class people from all […]
The overwhelming endorsement of strike action by members of both the RCN and Unison is a clear indication that health workers are fed up with years of falling pay and inadequate staffing levels. They are likely to be joined by health workers in NIPSA and Unite, whose ballot is ongoing, […]