3rd April 2016

Conor Sheridan to Contest East Antrim for Labour Alternative

Larne student Conor Sheridan (24) has announced that he is to contest the upcoming Assembly election in East Antrim for Labour Alternative – a new cross-community, left-wing party. Labour Alternative summarises its aims as: – To fight against austerity, for workers’ rights and a better life for all – To fight for equality and against discrimination – To advocate compromise …

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30th March 2016

We Need a Real Living Wage!

On April 1st, George Osborne’s so-called ‘living wage’ of £7.20/hour for workers aged 25 and over comes into force. Labour Alternative welcomes every pay increase for workers, but this measure falls far short of the Living Wage Foundation’s call for £8.25/hour, never mind the £10/hour minimum wage correctly demanded by the Trades Union Congress. Workers under 25, like all of …

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16th March 2016

Picket of Stephen Farry’s Office Over Tuition Fee Threat

Fees hike would make higher education “preserve of the rich” Labour Alternative demand “free education, not handouts for the fat cats” Threat shows Alliance supports “right-wing austerity agenda” Today we called a picket of Minister for Employment & Learning Stephen Farry’s constituency office in Bangor over his threat to increase tuition fees to as much as £9,000 per year. The protest has …

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15th March 2016

Adrian Ismay Death Underlines Failure of the Stormont Politicians

Courtney, born in the year of the Good Friday Agreement, condemns attack Courtney Robinson, East Belfast Labour Alternative spokesperson, today said: “I am saddened to hear of the tragic death of Adrian Ismay. The dissident republicans responsible for this disgusting attack have nothing to offer the people of Northern Ireland. They are intentionally stoking the flames of sectarian division. It is …

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9th March 2016

1% pay increase an insult to health workers

DUP and Sinn Féin offer workers spare change not real change! Labour Alternative candidate in South Belfast, Seán Burns stated “Simon Hamilton’s imposition of a 1% pay increase is an insult to health workers. In reality, this amounts to a pay cut when the increased cost of living, changes to national insurance and pension contributions are factored in.” “The Health …

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