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Durkan: Welcomes pay rise for public sector workers

Speaking after the Permanent Secretary, Hugh Widdis has announced that public sector workers will receive their long awaited pay rise, SDLP Health and Mental Wellbeing Spokesperson Mark H Durkan MLA has welcomed the move as “progress.”
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Hanna: Scotland showing the power of devolution

SDLP Finance Spokesperson Claire Hanna MLA has said that the Scottish Government continues to demonstrate the power and potential of devolution as they plan to deliver a new budget, in stark contrast to Northern Ireland which has been left without a government and without a locally determined budget for a year.
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McCrossan: North’s economy cannot be sacrificed for a hard Brexit

SDLP Economy Spokesperson Daniel McCrossan MLA has said that the growth gap between economies on this island points to widening inequality as Brexit approaches. The West Tyrone MLA stressed the need to take back control of Northern Ireland’s economic future.
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Rip off royal mail must address postal charges

SDLP East Derry MLA John Dallat has said that Royal Mail must address significant differences in postal charges North to South that are ripping off people here.
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McGrath: Education can’t cope with budgetary stress

SDLP Children and Young People Spokesperson Colin McGrath MLA has said that a warning from the Chief Executive of the Education Authority about a £350m funding gap proves what many have known for a long time – we are on the brink of a breakdown in our schools.
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