Education Welfare Officers are escalating their strike action next week. This will involve 2 days of strike on 24th and 25th February. There will be 6 pickets each day. I attach to this bulletin a poster showing the locations, all pickets will be there from 08:45am.

NIPSA tabled proposals to resolve this dispute with the Education Authority on 9th February. We met with the employer to discuss them, and they are now considering their response. A further meeting will take place on 28th February.

Members have been very encouraged by the support received from the General Council, NIPSA members, other unions and political representatives and look forward to seeing you at the pickets next week.

Please share the attached poster with your branch contacts and committees.

All support, including visits to the picket lines, would be very welcome.

Alan Law
Assistant Secretary (Acting)