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Maskey to speak at ICTU welfare cuts event

1 October, 2014 - by Alex Maskey

Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey will attend an anti-welfare cuts conference in Belfast today organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. 

Speaking ahead of the event, the South Belfast MLA said; 

"The devastating impact Tory welfare cuts would have on people here is becoming clearer every day. 

"The proposals announced by Tory chancellor George Osborne this week included fresh attacks on families and those on benefits. 

"This is further proof that this agenda has nothing to do with reform and is simply an attack on the poor and an attempt to dismantle the welfare state. 

"Sinn Féin is calling on all parties and organisations interested in defending the most vulnerable in our society to join together in a united front against welfare cuts." 

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