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NI Assembly restrictions not enough

The Workers’ Party is dismayed at the half measures put in place by the Northern Ireland Assembly today. That it took this long for the Assembly to meet is astounding in itself but for the outcome to be this vague is insulting to our citizens and the crisis we are facing. Chris Bailie, Workers’ Party [...]

October 14th, 2020|Comments Off on NI Assembly restrictions not enough

Workers Left Wanting in Budget 2021

Budget 2021 leaves workers and their families behind in favour of corporate Ireland, says Workers’ Party representative for Dublin Mid-West, David Gardiner. Reacting to the figures announced today, Gardiner said: “This budget will bring little if any relief to working class people and, in many regards, will worsen things significantly for them. Housing will remain [...]

October 13th, 2020|Comments Off on Workers Left Wanting in Budget 2021

Proposal for a zero Covid-19 Ireland, and Public Economic Recovery Plan

Proposal for a Zero Covid IrelandDownload Summary  Make Zero-Covid the Goal of the next Lockdown All island lockdown based on the Foot & Mouth response Mandatory mask usage (visors are ineffective) in all shared indoor spacesA suspension of all non-essential travel into the island of Ireland  Mandatory testing and strictly monitored quarantine for everyone entering [...]

October 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Proposal for a zero Covid-19 Ireland, and Public Economic Recovery Plan

End ‘secret’ discrimination against those on housing benefit

A recent research has uncovered that a staggering eight out of 10 landlords in Belfast do not accept tenants who are in receipt of housing benefit. This comes despite a ruling stating that discrimination against tenants in receipt of benefits was ‘unlawful and discriminatory’. OpenRent an online letting agent has stated that landlords are permitted [...]

August 29th, 2020|Comments Off on End ‘secret’ discrimination against those on housing benefit

Assembly increase their own expenses

MLAs have increased salaries for staff by 46% as well as increasing allowances for running their constituency offices from £4,900 to £7,000 per year. Payments will be backdated to 1st April. The changes unsurprisingly were supported by the DUP, Sinn Fein and the SDLP. This could in effect cost the taxpayers an extra £4.2m every [...]

August 29th, 2020|Comments Off on Assembly increase their own expenses