Wednesday, 2nd May 2012
The Waterford Council of Trade Unions will join with the Campaign against Household and Water Taxes to hold a March and Rally on Saturday the 5th of May, to protest against the Government’s policy of imposing permanent austerity.
To mark International Workers’ Day the March will assemble in the Glen at 2.30 pm and proceed to John Roberts Square, where Oireachtas members John Halligan T.D., and Senator David Cullinane, along with Jimmy Kelly of Unite will speak, along with Trade Union and Community activists.
The countrywide opposition to the tax on homes despite the threats and intimidation by the Government, and the daily protests against the crude and brutal destruction of public services throughout the community, show the determination of the people of Ireland to resist a Government with no mandate to pillage our society, the Council says.
Claims that we must take a hit to bail out financial institutions, and that we are all in this together is an insult to workers and their families. The rich are not taking losses to keep us safe; we’re taking losses to keep them rich, says Council President, Tom Creedon.
The March on Saturday 5th May gives an opportunity to everyone who is opposed to the austerity agenda to join in the protest and make their voice heard for justice and against the mindless destruction of employment and vital services.
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