McNulty backs strike action in health and education

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
SDLP Newry and Armagh Westminster Representative Justin McNulty has pledged his support to the hundreds of Health and Education workers across Newry and Armagh as they plan for industrial action on Friday.

Petra McCreesh (Unison) SDLP Health Spokesperson Fearghal McKinney MLA, Noel Muldoon (Unison) and Justin McNulty

McNulty met with representatives of Unison in Armagh on Friday afternoon. After the meeting, he said, “The constant attack on frontline services in Health and Education are having a catastrophic impact locally and the trade unions are right to take a stand to defend our services. “Time and time again we hear of the Tory Cuts agenda and how people will fight those cuts, but now we have a DUP/SF budget at Stormont which is enforcing those same costs they claim to oppose. “School Principals face the task of making teachers across Newry and Armagh redundant, with many smaller and rural schools feeling the brunt of those cuts. Nursing and health care staff are constantly seeing vital services in communities being stopped, suspended or scraped all together. McNulty added, “I fully support those involved in Friday’s action and would encourage anyone who values our education and health services to come out and support the unions in the strongest possible way.”
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