Workplace

Unite & NIPSA – Re-build the fightback against austerity

Unite & NIPSA – Re-build the fightback against austerity

The two largest trade unions here – Unite and NIPSA – are holding important conferences in late May and early June which present an opportunity to rebuild meaningful industrial resistance to the austerity policies of the Tories and the Stormont Assembly.

Leisure centres should be for people, not profit

Leisure centres should be for people, not profit

From the beginning of 2015, leisure centres formerly managed by Belfast City Council have been outsourced to Greenwich Leisure Limited. Although GLL is registered as a charitable social enterprise and claims to reinvest its surplus back into service provision, the company is winning an ever increasing number of contracts by slashing wages, staffing and training while paying its directors exorbitantly.

 

Len McCluskey re-election – a defeat for the right

By Rob Williams, Socialist Party England & Wales industrial organiser The Socialist Party welcomes the re-election of Len McCluskey as General Secretary of Unite. His victory over Gerard Coyne is a defeat for the Tories and the capitalist establishment as well as the Blairites within Labour. They moved heaven and […]

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 […]