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After the death of Lyra McKee Trade Unions Must Show Way Forward

After the death of Lyra McKee Trade Unions Must Show Way Forward

Socialist Party Statement, April 26th 2019 The killing of Lyra McKee on Thursday April 19th sent a wave of shock across Northern Ireland. Lyra was only 29 but had already made a name for herself as a journalist, an author and an activist. Whilst over 3,800 have died in the […]

Free Derry – legacy of working-class resistance

Free Derry – legacy of working-class resistance

Socialists today must understand the lessons of this period, and battle for a bold, fighting, cross-community labour movement which will not make the critical errors of the past.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02:  British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend Prime Minister's Questions at the Houses of Parliament on May 2, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Tory Brexit crisis: The labour movement must act!

The scale of the defeat in Westminster of Theresa May’s UK/EU withdrawal deal, by 432 votes to 202, was devastating. According to the Daily Telegraph it was a “complete humiliation”. The Guardian referred to it as a “historic defeat”, while the Mirror summed it up with “No deal; no hope; […]

Young and precarious workers on the march

Young and precarious workers on the march

After the highly publicised victory for Boojum workers on tips, the branch is bringing together hospitality workers from across Northern Ireland who are sick of precarity, insecurity and low pay. The success of other precarious workers taking action is a model for the branch, and inspiration for all young workers who are seeing the real power of the organised working class for the first time.

Labour relaunched NI: Opportunities must be seized

Labour relaunched NI: Opportunities must be seized

We appeal to the Labour Party to link up with Labour Alternative – initiated by the Socialist Party – and other campaigners to present the strongest cross-community, labour movement challenge possible in the local elections. The need for such an alternative is urgent. Labour must not wait.

After the budget – unions must launch pay fight

After the budget – unions must launch pay fight

Millions of public sector workers will be vainly sifting through Hammond’s budget for details of any pay rises. The reality is that most of them will be looking down the barrel at a full decade of Tory pay caps, maintaining the catastrophe of the fall in living standards.