McGuinness tells union summit his party has been relentless in protecting vulnerable

Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness.
Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness.

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has told the Northern Ireland Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Biennial Delegates’ Conference in Londonderry that Sinn Féin has been “relentless in our pursuit of protecting the most vulnerable.”

“We stopped the introduction of the bedroom tax, prevented unmitigated welfare cuts through agreeing a range of welfare changes to continue to support the most vulnerable across society, and provided free travel for pensioners,” he said.

Mr McGuinness also said the party will oppose proposed new anti-trade union legislation.

“We will do everything within our power to block their anti-trade union legislation which is aimed solely at restricting workers rights,” he told the summit.