I have today announced to the General Council of my intention to retire with effect from 30 September 2021.

The General Council will at their next meeting on 15 March 2021 consider a timetable for the General Secretary election.

I want to thank each and every NIPSA Representative across the union for the hard work and dedication you all perform on a daily basis to make this union the union I have been so proud to have worked for over the last 43 years.

It was a difficult personal decision for me to make, but I think the time is right for me to move on and hope I can contribute to a number of voluntary projects that are close to my heart.

I will be forever grateful and honoured to have been elected as the General Secretary of this great union and I hope I have served you all well during that period of time and over the last 43 years with the many struggles facing NIPSA members and the wider trade union movement.

There is still a lot of work to do and I want to assure you all I will continue to work for the betterment of all NIPSA members over the next number of months.

Alison Millar
General Secretary