NIPSA has expressed concerns regarding the recently released response to a public consultation on the future delivery of electoral services.  A public consultation was held from October 2016 to January 2017 and a number of responses were received.  District Councils, Politicians and Trade Unions responded to a wide range of questions set out in the consultation.

Rally, Belfast City Hall, Saturday 23rd June, 11.30 a.m. 

United Against Racism has organised a rally in Belfast on Saturday 23 June at 11.30 am to send a clear message to the far right, that they and their rhetoric, are not welcome here. It is also an opportunity to send a strong message of solidarity to minority groups that they are welcome and that NIPSA and the trade unions stand strong beside them in ensuring that they are protected against bigotry, racism and Islamophobia.

This will be a peaceful demonstration and United Against Racism has been working closely with the police and stewards will be in attendance at the event.

NIPSA will have banners and flags available on Saturday and I would encourage as many members as possible to attend this event and demonstrate our commitment to support minority groups and make them welcome in this society.

Alison Millar

General Secretary

The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are due to come into effect from 25 May 2018. It is essential that both staff and all representatives of NIPSA conduct our business in line with the GDPR principles. The new regulations carry significant penalties for breaches of data protection and therefore it is vital that all representatives take all reasonable steps to implement the NIPSA Data Protection Policy and Privacy Notices together with other guidance.