Modern Slavery – can NI’s history of activism shake off its long history of slavery?

A conference organised by the Law Centre NI to examine Eradicating Modern Slavery in Northern Ireland was held in Belfast today. The full audio is embedded below. The Law Centre’s director Glenn Jordan opened proceedings by telling delegates that “this is not simply a matter for legislators alone but for the whole of civic society”. Glenn noted that many Northern Irish merchants and citizens who “benefited from the existence of the slave trade” in the past. One Larne man owned …

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TUC and ICTU oppose lower Corporation Tax for Northern Ireland

Interesting to note ICTU Deputy General Secretary Peter Bunting, now sitting on that interim NI Water Board, welcoming a TUC report critical of attempts to lower corporation tax here.  From the Belfast Telegraph report ICTU Deputy General Secretary Peter Bunting said: “This paper should once and for all lay to rest the argument by some vested interests in Northern Ireland that a low corporation tax regime would assist economic growth for all, as opposed to private profit for the few.” As …

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