Jobs & Education

Stormont Must Take Immediate Action to Secure Rias Jobs

Public investment needed, not corporate hand-outs and “fool’s gold economics” In response to the announcement by Ageas UK of the closure of their Rias call centre in west Belfast with the loss of over 200 jobs, Paddy Meehan – Socialist Party spokesperson, call centre worker and trade union activist – […]

Belfast Met Students’ Union President challenges Stephen Farry on Zero-Hour Contracts

In response to Minister Stephen Farry’s refusal to ban zero-hour contracts, Courtney Robinson – President of Belfast Met Students’ Union and representative of Socialist Youth said: “According to DEL Minister Stephen Farry, he won’t ban zero-hour contracts because it could deny people employment opportunities. I would challenge him to find […]

Socialists Spark Referendum on Student Strike at Queen’s University

Today, Socialist Party members at Queen’s University have submitted a petition to the Students’ Union with the necessary number of signatures to trigger a referendum on whether students should strike against austerity alongside staff. The referendum is provisionally expected to take place on Thursday 26th February with the potential strike on Friday 13th […]

Stormont's Education Cuts: Time to fight for our futures!

Once again, the sectarian parties in Stormont have shown that when it comes to slashing education, they are far from divided. Huge cuts have been agreed to the education budget and the Department of Employment and Learning that will materialise into massive losses in further and higher education places and […]

#SaveStMarys – Fight Stormont's Education Cuts!

#SaveStMarys – Fight Stormont's Education Cuts!

The proposed cuts to St. Mary’s College – which threaten to force it to close after over 100 years – are an indictment of the devastating effects of Stormont’s austerity on our education system. Across the board, further and higher education institutions are facing a 10.8% funding cut. The additional […]