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Labour councillors urged by Sinn Féin to vote against waste service privatisation on Monday

4 September, 2011


LABOUR PARTY members of Dublin City Council have been urged by their Sinn Féin colleagues to join them on Monday in voting down a proposal to privatise the capital’s waste collection service.

The privatisation of the public service is being proposed by the City Manager but Sinn Féin and some other councillors are opposing the move.

Sinn Féin Council Group Leader Larry O’Toole said that once the waste service is privatised it’s almost certain there will be no way back into public control.

He said:

“If waste collection is privatised then people will be at the mercy of commercial companies whose priority is profit rather than a good service for the public.

“Bin charges will just rise and rise.”

Councillor O’Toole added:

“This is an issue of protecting public services and Labour councillors – indeed all the councillors – need to stand up at the Dublin City Council meeting on Monday and vote against privatisation.”

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