Labour Research February 2020


Power sharing

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) has welcomed the return of devolution at Stormont, home of the government of Northern Ireland (NI), and power sharing involving all five major NI parties. 

And it has expressed hope that the New decade, new approach document, the text of a deal for the restoration of devolved government published by NI secretary Julian Smith, will deliver positive results for workers.

ICTU general secretary Patricia King highlighted outstanding issues of pay justice for workers across Northern Ireland’s underfunded public services — in health, education and the NI civil service — saying that “we commend the document for making pay justice a top priority”.