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City housing staff walk-out in protest at abolition threat

Housing Executive staff, stages a walk-out at their offices in The Diamond, accompanied by union representatives and local Councillors.  INLS 1303-532MT.

Housing Executive staff, stages a walk-out at their offices in The Diamond, accompanied by union representatives and local Councillors. INLS 1303-532MT.

HUNDREDS of Housing Executive (NIHE) workers - including employees at Richmond Chambers and Collon Terrace in Londonderry - staged walkouts yesterday in protest at Housing Minister Nelson McCaulsand’s announcement last week that he was moving to abolish the body,

Dozens of local NIHE workers picketed outside the organisation’s office in Londonderry city centre.

Alison Millar, Deputy General Secretary stated: “Members are angry at the Minister’s announcement last week. It is widely accepted that NIHE members delivered an excellent service over the past 40 plus years without fear or favour in what was on many occasions very difficult conditions during ‘the troubles’.

“As many political and community representatives have stated the NIHE is one of the few success stories throughout our troubled past.”

 

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