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Sinn Féin Oireachtas team show solidarity with CPSU workers

26 February, 2009

Speaking from the picket line outside Leinster House today Sinn Féin Workers Rights Spokesperson Arthur Morgan TD said Sinn Féin TDs, Senator and staff are unanimously showing solidarity with CPSU workers, who are on one day strike in response to the governments pension levy, by not passing today’s picket outside Leinster House.

Deputy Morgan said:


“Sinn Féin’s Oireachtas team is today standing in solidarity with the CPSU workers who are picketing Leinster House in protest against the grossly inequitable so-called public service pension levy.

“The rushing through of this legislation in the face of such fierce opposition both in the Dáil and on the streets is completely unacceptable to Sinn Féin and we make an eleventh hour appeal to the government not to enact this legislation and to heed the call from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions for the reopening of social partnership talks.
“As I stated when I spoke on the Bill on Tuesday evening, we know that people in the public service are willing to make a fair contribution to help address the economic crisis but they are not willing and they will not stand for the imposition of this discriminatory tax – a tax on public service rather than a levy on public service pensions.” ENDS



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