Stormont Committees should respect strike action
Sinn Féin Assembly members will be calling on the chairs of each committee to reschedule the Wednesday Committee meetings scheduled for the 30th of November so as to observe the strike action being taken by Public Sector Unions.
Speaking today Raymond McCartney MLA, Sinn Féin’s group leader at the Assembly said:
“Sinn Féin supports the right of the public sector workers to take strike action in relation to the severe cuts being imposed by the Tory led British government.
“The British government has, at the stroke of a pen, taken £4bn from the block grant and continues to impose further austerity and hardship as a result of other polices including the welfare reform bill,the increasing of fuel duties and other such measures.
“As a result Sinn Féin members will be calling on all Assembly committees who are scheduled to meet on the 30th of November to be brought forward to earlier in the week or postponed for another date.
“Sinn Féin members will be attending their local pickets and not be crossing any picket line.”