Fighting Austerity

RHI Scandal & Assembly Election – a Labour Alternative is Needed!

RHI Scandal & Assembly Election – a Labour Alternative is Needed!

The RHI scandal will mean that, while little is done to help the 42% of people here who live in fuel poverty, Northern Ireland’s Ferrari showroom will be kept cosy at a profit using public funds for the next 20 years. In Arlene Foster’s own rural constituency of Fermanagh & […]

Organise to stop education cuts

Northern Ireland’s education system is at the eye of the storm that is the public finance cuts contained in the Fresh Start Agreement. The cuts were introduced by Sinn Fein Education Minister John O’Dowd and are being seen through by the new DUP Education Minister Peter Weir. The already over […]

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 extra funds have been found to prevent cuts to opening hours at fourteen branches. The campaign organised a day of action on Saturday 25th June, supported by Unite the Union, which saw […]

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 […]

A&E crisis: Cuts to blame, not patients

A&E crisis: Cuts to blame, not patients The semi-permanent crisis in our accident and emergency services was heightened by the annual spike in attendance around the Christmas period. Seriously ill patients were left waiting on trolleys for hours and people with broken bones were sent home with a handful of […]