Three policy primer papers and 14 new party representatives have been introduced at the Workers Party Northern Ireland Conference held in Belfast yesterday.
The three documents, which will be used to start a discussion ahead of the drafting of formal policy statements, address Health and Social Care, Education and the Economy. Seven more papers, covering issues ranging from the environment to enterprise trade and investment and social development are to be presented in the coming months.
Fourteen newly appointed local representatives received a standing ovation as they were formally introduced to the conference.
The main discussion centred on the economy, the causes of the current crisis an analysis of the ‘solutions’ offered so far and an assessment of the next targets for capitalism in its relentless pursuit of profits. Author Conor McCabe joined NIC ICTU’s Assistant General Secretary Peter Bunting and Workers Party General Secretary John Lowry in leading the debate.
For copies of the discussion starter papers click here.
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