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Sinn Féin to lobby Dublin bin workers

7 September, 2003

Dublin City Manager John Fitzgerald's threat, that bin workers will be ordered to leave behind the domestic waste of those who have refused to pay the service charges, is due to begin tomorrow (Monday). The Campaign Against the Bin Tax will lobby bin workers tomorrow morning. Residents will lobby bin workers at the Rathmines depot tomorrow morning at 7am.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow's action Sinn Féin spokesperson Daithí Doolan said the lobbying was aimed at supporting the City Council workers in their stance of refusing to implement dictates from City Hall.

He said:

"Communities are in full support of the worker's attempt to collect everyone's rubbish regardless of payment or non-payment. It is vital that workers and communities stand together in their opposition to the imposition of this bin tax. Neither bin workers nor residents benefit from this double taxation. We all understand that the introduction of this tax has nothing to do with an environmental strategy and everything to do with double taxation and privatisation of our public services."

"I have every confidence that both workers and residents will continue to support each other during this campaign.

"Tomorrow's actions are just the start of us stepping up our campaign against this tax.

"Sinn Féin remain committed to this campaign and to ensuring a real strategy for the environment is implemented. This strategy must be based on reducing, reducing and recycling our waste."ENDS

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