Unions affiliated to Right2Water urge members to join nationwide demonstrations

The five trade unions affiliated to Right2Water – Unite, Mandate, CPSU, CWU and OPATSI – have urged their members to come out and join the nationwide demonstrations organised by the campaign tomorrow (Saturday 1 November).  Over 90 events are taking place around the country, with 27 in Dublin alone.

In a statement, the unions said:

“Tomorrow represents a massive mobilisation of people power against this regressive water tax, a double taxation that the Irish people are rejecting in massive numbers. Our unions are proud to stand in solidarity with this citizen-led campaign. Tomorrow we want everybody to enjoy a day out, protesting peacefully against a charge and a company that simply will never be acceptable to the Irish people.

“We encourage all those who want a fairer and more equal society to stand together.  

“On October 11 we showed what people power can do in Dublin City Centre.  Tomorrow, in every city, town and village, let us show our determination to protect our human right to water and to have this water tax legislation revoked”, the statement concluded.