Stanley welcomes SIPTU support for anti-household charge campaign
Sinn Fein spokesperson on environment, community and local government, Brian Stanley TD, has welcomed SIPTU's decision today to oppose the household charge.
Speaking after SIPTU's NEC voted unanimously to oppose the charge, Deputy Stanley said: "SIPTU's decision to come out against the household charge is a significant blow to the government's plans to impose this unjust tax. SIPTU is the biggest union in the country, their support for the campaign against the household charge is very positive.
“SIPTU must now put words into action. SIPTU must join with those of us campaigning against the household charge to bring it to a successful conclusion."
In conclusion Deputy Stanley said: "Sinn Fein will be seeking a meeting with SIPTU as soon as possible to coordinate our campaign."