30th January 2017

Politicians should boycott White House visit over Trump’s travel ban

Labour Alternative has called on local politicians to boycott the traditional Saint Patrick’s Day visit to the White House in response to Donald Trump’s “blatantly racist and Islamophobic” travel ban. Spokesperson Courtney Robinson said: “People across the world are rightly outraged by Trump’s blatantly racist and Islamophobic travel ban. We stand in solidarity with the thousands who protested at airports …

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17th January 2017

Support the Striking Teachers!

Labour Alternative gives its full support to teachers in the INTO striking for a pay rise on 18th January. While MLA salaries continue to rise, teachers here have seen their real pay fall by 15% over the last six years and are paid 16% less than the average in developed countries. This is a result of the policies of the …

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16th January 2017

Labour Alternative to offer real change at Assembly election

Candidates: Sean Burns (South Belfast) – Courtney Robinson (East Belfast) – Conor Sheridan (East Antrim) – More to follow The RHI scandal could see £490 million go up in smoke while 42% live in fuel poverty, welfare is being cut and teachers are being told there is no money for a payrise. The DUP’s fingerprints are all over this mess …

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9th January 2017

‘Cash for Ash’ Scandal: Fresh election opportunity to pass judgment on Stormont establishment

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scandal – which has prompted Martin McGuinness’s resignation as Deputy First Minister and looks set to trigger a fresh Assembly election – sums up everything which is wrong with Stormont: corruption, cronyism and sectarian sabre-rattling. While the DUP and Sinn Féin are slashing jobs, benefits and public services, hundreds of millions stand to go up …

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1st December 2016

Sheridan Condemns Wilson’s “Cold” Attitude to HIV Sufferers

Labour Alternative representative Conor Sheridan has hit out at East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson’s comments about HIV in response to a constituent’s request that he back World AIDS Day. Conor said: “Sammy Wilson has implied that people suffering from HIV are somehow less worthy of sympathy and treatment because they likely contracted it as a result of ‘lifestyle choices’. This …

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28th November 2016

Support the Teachers’ Strike!

On 30th November, teachers in the NASUWT trade union will take strike action in Belfast and Newtownabbey – the first in a series of regional strikes – in response to the insulting decision of the Minister of Education to withhold the money allocated in the block grant for last year’s pay award. Teachers have lost thousands of pounds as a …

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16th November 2016

Kiessling Should Not be Welcome in Schools

Prominent American “pro-life” figure Rebecca Kiessling is currently touring Northern Ireland at the invite of Bernadette Smyth’s Precious Life group. Her visit takes place against the backdrop of the election of Donald Trump as US President, who has said women should face “some form of punishment” for having an abortion. On this, all five main parties at Stormont are agreed …

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1st September 2016

NI Executive “Should Take Monkstown Factory into Public Ownership”

Caterpillar projects worldwide profit of almost £1.7 billion this year, received £3 million in NI public funds last year NI Executive must introduce legislation which “restricts profitable firms’ ability to simply throw workers on the scrapheap” “Executive have taken £700 million loan to fund redundancies in the public sector. Why can’t they find money to save jobs for a change?” …

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12th August 2016

Libraries Campaign Welcomes Minister’s ‘U-Turn’ on Cuts

The Hands Off Our Libraries campaign is celebrating victory today after Minister for Communities Paul Givan announced that extra funds have been found to prevent cuts to opening hours at fourteen branches. The campaign organised a day of action on Saturday 25th June, supported by Unite the Union, which saw protests and campaigning at all the libraries under threat. The …

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13th July 2016

Labour Alternative Backs Corbyn in Leadership Race

Corbyn’s opponents branded “Red Tories” and “Blairite wreckers” who “fear he will win” next general election Cross-community left-wing party Labour Alternative has thrown its support behind Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign to remain leader of the British Labour Party. South Belfast spokesperson Sean Burns said: “Labour Alternative sends its support and solidarity to Jeremy Corbyn and those fighting to defend his leadership …

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