Stormont Protests over Cost of Living
Members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) in Belfast joined with several hundred protesters which mainly comprised of unions and community groups at Stormont earlier today to demonstrate at the ongoing ‘Cost of Living’ crisis workers are facing.
The event was organised by the Northern section of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) focusing workers anger on the role of Stormont, Dublin, and Westminster.
Demanding an end to the current economic situation in the six counties and for the politicians to ‘get back to work’. Following todays action a member of the IWW said that "This is an important first step as workers are taking to the streets throughout the country and globally to demand change. As a union such as the IWW, we believe that only a militant and independent working class can ever tackle the problems workers face, not those in the halls of Stormont or elsewhere. "
"If truth were told, the Politicians and bureaucrats will not save us. The Industrial Workers of the World have always maintained that. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among our class. We too call for change today but not for change that simply removes those who are inflicting further attacks on workers and replacing it with another set of supposed radical politicians. We're not calling to simply change the players, we're here demanding that we need to change the game."