Veteran trade unionist and Workers Party North Belfast Representative Lily Kerr was joined by fellow Party members from across the city as they demonstrated their support for striking university staff outside the York Street campus this morning.
The staff are protesting in defence of their pensions and as part of their Four Fights on Pay, Casualisation, Equality, and Workload.
“I endorse the recent comments of my colleague Patrick Lynn”, Lily said. “These strikes represent an important struggle against the constant drive to worsen workers’ pay and conditions, not just during their working lives, but afterwards as well”.
“The staff here should be inside the building where they belong, doing what they do best”, said Lily, “but they have been forced to take industrial action in support of just demands and their serious concerns about the future of third level education.”
“The Workers Party is proud to stand with them and support their struggle!” Lily added