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Eastwood: No consent for Johnson’s double border proposal

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood and Deputy Leader Nichola Mallon met with the Secretary of State this morning at Hillsborough Castle. They told Julian Smith that Boris Johnson’s proposals did not have the consent of political parties, the business community or people in Northern Ireland.
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Mallon: State Pension Age campaigners must not give up

SDLP Social Justice Spokesperson Nichola Mallon MLA has urged campaigners for state pension justice to continue their fight after a disappointing defeat at the High Court today. The SDLP Deputy Leader said that women affected by changes to the state pension age have been betrayed by government and must receive a fair ‘bridging’ of the significant support they’ve lost.
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Eastwood backs NICS staff on strike

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA has called on the Department of Finance to engage with Civil Service staff and their trade union representatives to reach an accommodation that gives workers the dignity of a fair wage and fair conditions. The Foyle MLA said that the experience of public servants forced to rely on savings, credit cards and payday loans to get by is unacceptable and must be addressed.
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McLaughlin welcomes review for ‘unfair’ business rates system

SDLP Councillor and former Chief Executive of the Chamber of Commerce, Sinead McLaughlin has welcomed the Department for Finance’s Review on Business Rates.
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Durkan urges people to be ‘Hypo aware’

SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan MLA has urged people to familiarise themselves with the signs of a ‘hypo’ when a diabetic friend or family member’s sugar levels drop suddenly. This week is Hypo awareness week.
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