Our health service is nearing the precipice, but the damage can be reversed. As a health worker, I need my own union, NIPSA, and the union movement as a whole to step up – to defend our right to a decent standard of living, not to scratch out an existence from month to month; to fight for public ownership of all parts of our health services.
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After three days of positive debate and discussion and with firm foundations laid for the year ahead, Conference ended with a rendition of Pete Seeger’s rousing union song ‘Solidarity Forever’. Delegates standing with fists held high understood this could not have been more significant.
On Tuesday 27th March, hundreds of parents, children, staff and trade unionists rallied in opposition to the proposal to close seven special needs schools across Belfast and merge them into three super schools. Parents had made their own posters and banners, many with images of their own children, with slogans such as ‘Save My School’ and ‘Not all children have voices, but they have choices’.
Assembly’s cuts will lead to needless deaths The proposed weekend closures of A&E units in Lagan Valley and Downe Hospitals will “put unsustainable pressures on already over-stretched A&E services at the Ulster Hospitals and inevitably putting lives at risk.” Pat Lawlor of the Socialist Party claimed the “excuse of staff […]
By Grainne Lawlor, NIPSA Representative, Branch 730 (Personal Capacity) On Thursday, November 21st, I along with other members of NIPSA, the public sector trade union, took part in a lunchtime protest at the Emergency Department of the Royal Hospital, Belfast. This protest was called to highlight the on-going crisis in […]