Derry protest over plans to axe Housing Executive

Supporters and staff members of the Housing Executive pictured during Tuesday's protest outside Richmond Chambers. (1801PG04)

Supporters and staff members of the Housing Executive pictured during Tuesday's protest outside Richmond Chambers. (1801PG04)

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Scores of people took to the streets in Derry this lunchtime in opposition to plans to scrap the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.

Staff at the NIHE’s Richmond Chambers office - where 190 people are employed - and at the Collon Terrace office, staged a walkout as part of a Northern Ireland wide action organised by NIPSA. Others, including local politicians, turned out to support the protest which followed a major re-structuring move announced by the Department of Social Development last week.

Speaking to the ‘Journal’ outside the Richmond Chambers office in Derry’s Diamond, Eileen Webster, Chair of NIPSA’s Public Offices Group, said she believes the campaign to save the NIHE will be won.

 

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