Tag: Pat Lawlor

NIPSA: Important conference reaffirms union’s fighting stance

NIPSA: Important conference reaffirms union’s fighting stance

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.

Save our special schools

Save our special schools

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’.

A&E service cuts must be resisted

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 […]

Protest condemns Assembly health cuts

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 […]