Civil service bosses attack trade union reps

By Brian Booth The management of the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) is attempting to severely curtail the activity of workplace representatives of NIPSA, the largest public sector union in the North. In a move that mirrors the Tory attacks on the PCS union in Britain, the NICS is attacking the […]

Why Teachers are Striking – Why You Should Support Them

By Mary Cahillane, INTO Executive (personal capacity) On November 30th, the NASUWT – the largest teaching union in Northern Ireland – is taking strike action in over 100 schools in Belfast and Newtownabbey, with more strikes planned in other areas in December and in the New Year. They are striking […]

NIPSA Conference: Union Takes Bold Stand

NIPSA is Northern Ireland’s largest trade union, representing public sector workers. Socialist Party members in the union take part in NIPSA Broad Left, which has held a majority on the General Council in recent years and ensured that NIPSA has been to the forefront in resisting austerity. NIPSA played a […]

NIPSA Conference 2016 – Serious Challenges Ahead

NIPSA Conference 2016 – Serious Challenges Ahead

This year’s NIPSA conference comes at a very important time. The new Executive, now entirely dominated by the DUP and Sinn Féin, are pushing ahead with their plans to make 20,000 public sector workers redundant. The next four years will see more cuts, pursued by both the Tory government and […]

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 […]