ICTU President launches scathing attack on NIPSA

ICTU President and Regional Secretary of UNISON, Patricia McKeown, has written to every UNISON member in the north criticising the actions of the NIPSA union leadership during the Classroom Assistants dispute. Accusing NIPSA of being in the grip of “a small political faction,” she accused the leadership of acting in a “dishonourable” manner and of making “hysterical and defammatory” remarks about UNISON. The development follows accusations by elements within NIPSA that UNISON and the GMB had ‘rigged’ their ballot which had resulted in both unions endorsing the offer presented by the Education Boards, following the Minister for Education’s intervention.