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31 March 2020
In Northern Ireland virtually every manufacturer continued to operate as normal following the coronavirus lockdown, which led to rising confusion and then mounting anger
26 February 2020
Northern Ireland's government was suspended between 2017 and 2020 after the sectarian parties refused to reach a power-sharing agreement following the 'cash for ash' scandal. Now a strike wave has forced them and the bosses to give ground.
15 January 2020
Thousands of nurses and healthcare workers in Northern Ireland have been taking part in industrial action since November over pay parity and staffing
4 December 2019
25,000 hard-pressed healthcare workers in Northern Ireland - including nurses, social care staff and support services - took action at NHS sites on 25 November, demanding that their longstanding concerns over safe staffing levels and pay parity be addressed
27 November 2019
For the first time in the Royal College of Nursing's 103-year history, nurses have voted for strike action. They have been joined by Unison, and likely, the Nipsa and Unite unions which are now balloting for strike action.
6 November 2019
Donal O'Cofaigh is the CWI's first elected councillor in Northern Ireland and is pioneering the struggle for independent working-class political representation in the North.
2 October 2019
Wrightbus is one of the last remaining bus manufacturers in the UK. It produced the Routemaster, also known as the Boris bus, for the London Transport Authority.
18 September 2019
The fight for justice is intimately linked with challenging the culture of deference to authority which has held down and separated working-class people for too long
28 August 2019
Brexit has started a hare running over the consequences for the integrity of the UK.
14 August 2019
Fifty years ago this month, troops were deployed on the streets of Derry and Belfast by the British Labour government of PM Harold Wilson.
31 July 2019
Demand government renationalise to save jobs and skills
31 July 2019
The strike was provoked by the imposition of a below-inflation pay award
8 May 2019
"I want to help rebuild the labour movement as a real alternative to the dead end of Green and Orange politics"
24 April 2019
Trade union movement must act: A mass, trade union-led campaign must oppose both the repression and the dire social conditions which drive young people into armed groups
4 April 2018
20 years since the Good Friday Agreement: The establishment's narrative is that the 1998 agreement brought to an end a seemingly irrational tribal war - but this obscures Northern Ireland's class struggles and ongoing sectarian deadlock
21 February 2018
Theresa May's claim that an agreement would be "up and running very soon" humiliatingly came to nothing
6 October 2017
A trade dispute is threatening thousands of Bombardier jobs in Northern Ireland.
14 June 2017
For a real cross-community socialist alternative: Theresa May's humiliating failure to win a parliamentary majority has placed the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) at the centre of UK politics, with the party set to prop up the Tories through a 'confidence and supply' agreement, writes Daniel Waldron, Socialist Party Northern Ireland (CWI Ireland).
29 March 2017
The funeral of Martin McGuinness, Irish republican and former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland's power-sharing executive, took place on 23 March
22 March 2017
The sectarian nature of the election - as well as the perceived pressure on voters to vote 'tactically' given a reduction in the number of seats - in general served to knock back forces seen as challenging the establishment from the left
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