NI Housing Executive workers win payment after lunchtime protest


Housing Executive workers held a successful lunchtime protest yesterday outside their offices in Adelaide street in Belfast city centre to demand their bosses keep to their commitment that a £250 payment be given to low-paid workers who earn less than £21,000 per year. 

The pledge was made in 2010 by the Con Dem Chancellor George Osborne but until yesterdays protest organised by NIPSA and NIHE workers, Finance Minister Sammy Wilson refused to give approval for this small payment to the workers even though it has already been paid out in the Civil Service and approval given by the Department to pay it out in the Education sector.

Over hundred workers and supporters attended the protest including representatives from all the main unions and the Independent Workers Union highlighting once again that solidarity and direct action gets the goods.