Proof, if it were needed, of how capable the soon to be ex Deputy General Secretary Alison Millar is.

The General Council have decided they need to appoint two men to do the work Alison did by herself.

This will come as no real surprise to anyone who knows Alison but it will come as a monumental shock to some people that there are apparently no interviews to be held (what was that about a “democratic” union?) for the now two full time Deputy General Secretary posts nor any explanation as to how, in a time of austerity and decreasing membership, NIPSA intends to fund their salaries – which we have been led to believe is more than an average members / workers wage.

Hard luck to anyone who was hoping to compete for the post of Deputy General Secretary in a fair and democratic merit based process.