Local Politics

Devastating tsunami of health cuts unleashed

Devastating tsunami of health cuts unleashed

Fresh health cuts totalling £70 million across Northern Ireland have been announced. This is the result of years when the Executive failed to ensure healthcare funding met increased demand, an estimated six percent annual reduction in budgets.

 

Royal Mail workers fighting back

Royal Mail workers fighting back

Royal Mail was privatised in 2013. The initial public offering went for a paltry £1.98 billion for the country’s postal services. This was a bung to the financial speculators by Vince Cable, the then Business Secretary in the Tory-Lib Dem government. On the first day of trading, share prices jumped 38%, making a tidy sum for the financial speculators.

Residential care must be for people, not profit

Residential care must be for people, not profit

On Wednesday 23rd August, for the first time since it was established in 2005, the Regulations and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) intervened to close a privately-owned and managed nursing home, the Ashbrooke Nursing Home, operating on the edge of Enniskillen.

NI Labour thrown into crisis

NI Labour thrown into crisis

Unfortunately, the Labour Party in Northern Ireland hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons in early August, with six members of its Executive Committee suddenly resigning their positions, allegedly because of other left groups – People Before Profit (PBP) and the Socialist Party – organising within the party.

Workers Need a Pay-Rise

Workers Need a Pay-Rise

Like most working class people, our family has been hit hard by the austerity agenda imposed over the last ten years by Westminster and Stormont to bail out the bankers and super-rich after the economic crisis they created.