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Sinn Féin welcomes UNITE's opposition to household charges

24 February, 2012 - by Brian Stanley TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on environment, community and local government Brian Stanley TD has welcomed UNITE's decision today to oppose the household charge.

Speaking after UNITE’s executive made its decision today Deputy Stanley said:

“This is the second major union to come out publicly in the last week against this charge. UNITE’s opposition follows a similar decision by SIPTU.

“This is a double blow to the government. But the Labour Party in particular must take heed as both UNITE & SIPTU are affiliated to the Labour Party.

“Sinn Féin now looks forward to other unions coming out in support of the campaign against Household Charges.

“It is time for the Minister Hogan to admit he got it wrong and to reverse the charge and to reinstate local government funding.” ENDS

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