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Counter Protest - Against the Far Right Demonstration - Saturday 19 January 2019, 2 pm City Hall, Belfast

Jan 16 2019, 11:21    NIPSA

A counter protest against the Far Right Demonstration has been called for at2 pm on Saturday 19th January 2019. Some of the language and fear being demonstrated by the literature of the Far Right Group is misleading, factually inaccurate and is designed to instil fear. It is important that this protest is not allowed to proceed unchallenged. NIPSA's General Council considered this at their meeting on 15th January and are calling on NIPSA members and activitists to support the counter protest …


  • NICS Pay 2018-19 Regional Pay Meetings - Revised Dates    NIPSA Further to my circular issued on 8 January 2019please note that the time of the Belfast meeting has been changed to 12.30 pm on 30 January 2019 and a new date and venue has been added to facilitate representatives in the Craigavon/Lurgan area. The Regional meetings are as follows:- Please make …
  • Holiday Pay Cases    NIPSA The following is a brief update on the Holiday Pay Cases lodged by NIPSA members across the civil and public services. As advised in Bulletin B/11/18 dated 5 November 2018 the PSNI case in which NIPSA was representing the PSNI civilians was successful. This case is being appealed by the PSNI and …
  • Joint Trade Union Protest at Leisure Committee Meeting Craigavon Civic Centre on Monday 14 January 2019 at 5 pm    NIPSA The Joint TUS of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council, which is comprised of NIPSA, GMB and UNITE, received extremely concerning last minute information that, instead of supporting an in-house operating model for the 2 new leisure centres at South Lakes in Craigavon and Armagh, which the SMT had …
  • NICS Pay 2018-19 - Regional Pay Meetings    NIPSA Further to NIPSA Bulletin B/12/18 dated 19 December 2018 I indicated Regional Representatives' Meetings would be organised to discuss and consider the issues arising out of the NICS 2018-19 pay claim and to build an effective campaign against the decision of the Permanent Secretary, Department of …
  • 2018-19 Pay Remit Approved    NIPSA NIPSA has been pressing for the implementation of the 2018-19 NJC pay increase for support staff in the Further Education sector. I can advise that the Department for the Economy has approved the pay remit for 2018-19 and Colleges will now work to pay the uplift and arrears in the January 2019 …
  • 2018-19 NICS Pay Negotiations    NIPSA The following is a brief update on 2018-19 NICS Pay Negotiations. The first formal meeting on NICS pay was held this morning with Management Side. NIPSA robustly set out our position and the rationale for our pay claim as follows:- A 7% increase on all pay points including the maximum; A 7% …
  • Transformation of NICS ICT Services    NIPSA NIPSA's Civil Service Executive Committee have considered the current and ongoing Transformation of NICS ICT Services and have a range of concerns about the provision of ICT Services in the NICS and the impact of centralisation on Departments. Given the NICS Board had already approved this project …
  • Consultation on Rectification of the Cost Cap Floor Breach and Adjustments to the Employee Pension Contributions    NIPSA Please find attached a consultation document covering two issues as follows:- Consultation of Rectification of the Cost Cap Floor Breach As part of the review of the NICS Pension Scheme as required as part of the 3 yearly valuation of the Scheme it has been identified that the'floor' has been …