This is the message posted by Alison Millar on the occasion of her having been elected General Secretary of NIPSA.
“It is a privilege to be elected as the new Nipsa General Secretary and I would like to take this opportunity to thank every single person who worked on my campaign and every single member who took part in the election.
Whether you voted for me or not what is critical is the future of Nipsa and the trade union movement.
It is vital we move forward together and united to ensure we remain the strong independent trade union we have always been. Whilst there must be room for debate about the future direction of Nipsa, there can be no room for division.
Our opponents do not exist within the ranks of Nipsa. We have a common enemy that we must unite against and that is the enemy of austerity and those who would dismantle and destroy our public services.
We must place real member issues at the heart of everything we do and we must work together to build and strengthen Nipsa.
Thanks again to all those who worked tirelessly on my behalf to elect a General Secretary for All. I intend living up to that pledge”.