Executive’s economic legacy is the rise of Foodbanks
Posted on 15/04/2016 by Nichola Mallon MLA
SDLP Communities Spokesperson Nichola Mallon has said that a 48% rise in the use of food banks over the last year is a stark statement on the failure of Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness to address poverty.
SDLP Deputy Leader Dolores Kelly has said that the Tory Budget unveiled by George Osborne is the first shot in a class war waged by the Conservatives that will deepen poverty and hurt low income families.
Hanna: Belfast to have first living wage council in Ireland
Posted on 25/04/2014 by Claire Hanna MLA
Balmoral SDLP Councillor Claire Hanna has welcomed confirmation by Belfast City Council that it is to become a Living Wage employer. The decision follows proposals brought by Councillor Hanna and will make Belfast the first Living Wage Council in Ireland.