NIPSA is conscious of the need for Trade Unions to engage in “the battle of ideas” against a slew of well-funded, right-wing think-tanks. Such organisations, in their dominance of the mainstream media, have tried to clear a path for the assault on public services and destruction of the building blocks of a decent society in which there is genuine ‘social security’ based on progressive taxation.
One of our Union’s tasks, therefore, is to engage in this battle to challenge the free market fanaticism that threatens all our members, their families and the communities in which they live.
The Policy and Research Post within NIPSA HQ links this one strand of our public sector defence campaign to other components on the ground including training, branch organisation/development etc. It aims to help NIPSA’s capacity to develop research based policies and positions on all matters of political and public discussion impacting upon the public sector. In short, the Policy and Research function, whether through its publications or other contributions to NIPSA’s policy debate, is part of the short-term defence and long-term re-building of our movement. Navigate to the section by clicking on the icons below, where you can download copies of the publications.