Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD has welcome today’s statement by the National Executive of SIPTU that the organisation will now work with those in the Right 2 Water campaign.
Deputy McDonald said;
“The announcement is very welcome. It is an extremely positive development. SIPTU will add further weight to those of us working in the Right 2 Water campaign.
“It is essential that any campaign against water charges is as broad and as inclusive as possible and should include SIPTU.
“The SIPTU National Executive has clearly seen that the Government’s announcement this week is not a progressive step for the future of water services in Ireland.
“I am calling on the leadership of SIPTU to work with us in the build up to the Right 2 Water rally on December 10th and to work to achieve the stated aims of the campaign.
“Water charges must be scrapped. There must be a constitutional provision guarding against the privatisation of our water supply.
“As the Right 2 Water campaign affirms – Water is a human right and water charges should be scrapped.
“I am calling on everybody to do what they can to make the demonstration on December 10th the most colourful, peaceful and powerful expression of public opposition to water charges.