April 12 Brand Journalism In the Press

Housing crisis is looming as ICTU warns against privatisation of NIHE portfolio

Northern Ireland is on the verge of a housing crisis if plans continue to transfer more and more Housing Executive stock to the voluntary sector.

Brian Campfield, President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), told delegates at the biennial conference that if the Housing Executive sells its portfolio of houses, then people would no longer be able to afford private rents, and, as a result, education and health would also suffer and jobs would be lost.

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April 12 Brand Journalism In the Press

Farm groups support motion to stay in EU as ICTU lobby for workers’ interests

Farmers and businesses are being urged to work together – that’s a key message during a debate on Brexit at the ICTU conference today.

Peter Bunting, assistant General Secretary of the ICTU, said if Northern Ireland has a chance of growing its economy its members must vote ‘Yes’ in the EU referendum. Mr Bunting added that It is critical that farmers and the business community work in tandem to ensure members maximise the ‘Yes’ vote. Here’s the full story:

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April 11 Brand Journalism In the Press

Father of murdered girl backs motion for the implementation of Clare’s Law

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions Biennial Delegate two day conference in Derry/Londonderry starts tomorrow at Derry City Hotel where a range of motions will be heard.

A motion being put forward on Wednesday is calling for the implementation of Clare’s Law in Northern Ireland. We interviewed Michael Brown, the father of Clare Wood, who was murdered by her ex partner in 2006, to see if he would lend his support to the ICTU motion. Here’s the full story:

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