I congratulate all of you who again demonstrated your commitment and resolve to stand up for patients and clients in demanding a Health Service that is safe for all and one that rewards employees with a fair and proper pay rise.

The demonstration of support at Rallies across Northern Ireland demonstrated not just solidarity for Education in their struggle but the growing movement of workers who shout enough is enough.

Standing together we can send a clear message to Government and politicians both here and in England, that while we strive to serve those who need our services, we will not let them down and we will not be disrespected by wages that fail to keep up with inflation caused by their mismanagement.

This is indeed a long-term dispute on Pay and Safe Staffing and NIPSA continues to work collaboratively with other Trade Unions to maximise the campaign of action.

To this end I give notice to members that NIPSA along with colleagues in UNISON have extended all Action Short of Strike for March 2023.

Should you have any queries on the current Continuous Action Short Of Strike (ASOS) or require further information contact your local Branch Representatives or the NIPSA dedicated Industrial Action Information line on 07970 378 057.

Terry Thomas
Assistant Secretary