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Growing opposition to Tory austerity agenda - Kearney

28 November, 2015

Speaking after protest activity organised by a community branch attached to Unite the Union, Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney said there is widespread opposition to the effects of Tory austerity policies in the six counties.

Mr Kearney said; 

"It is clear there is growing cross community opposition to Tory austerity and its effects upon the poorest and most vulnerable in the north. 

"A broad-based, inclusive campaign is needed, involving all sections of society - trade unions, churches, community and voluntary organisations and political parties - to oppose the damage being done to our welfare system, public services, jobs and working conditions, as a result of this British government's punitive austerity policies. 

"Sinn Féin supports the trade union movement in its resolve to campaign against British Tory austerity.

"The collective focus of all protest action should be against those responsible for the austerity crisis in the north: that means directing united opposition against the Tory government in London. Austerity is the cost of the union. 

"Sinn Féin will continue to work closely with the leadership of Unite the Union in Ireland in this regard."

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