Latest NIPSA Research Publication

The hollowing out of our public services by privatisation and under-investment are issues we, as a union, have to constantly address. This casualisation is demonstrated by the consistent failure at all levels of Government and across all sectors to deal appropriately with the issue of staffing levels/permanent recruitment. Instead a more incoherent and expensive route of using private sector employment agencies is chosen. Our latest research that shows the scale and cost of this ideological choice, download a copy of the full publication Agency Boom in the Age of Austerity an executive summary is also available to download click here.


In the year ahead, we have to make it a key priority to increase trade union recruitment and organisation of all workers (agency or permanent) and to make the issue of full-time staffing levels a key agenda item at every level of our negotiating work.

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Alison Millar

General Secretary