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TSSA backs water protest in Dublin

8 December 2014

The straw that broke the camel's back, says union leader

The TSSA transport union has urged its members and their families to send a message to Ministers over the Right2Water protest on Wednesday.

"After six years of the bankers' recession, this is the straw that has broken the camel's back," said union general secretary Manuel Cortes.

"Working people, for far too long, have had to pay the price for the ruling elite's greed and stupidity. Enough is enough. Say no to water charges."

He has written to his 1,000 white collar union members in the bus and rail industries urging them to sign the Right2Water petition calling on Ministers to drop the charges.

He also wants them to urge their families, friends and neighbours to support the campaign.

"Trickle down economics, allowing the rich to get richer in the hope some crumbs fall from the table, is a busted flush, even though some Ministers are still turning a deaf ear to the news," he added.

"Let us hope they get the message, loud and clear on Wednesday."

The union will be repeating that message when they meet Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe next week (Dec 15) when they will urge him to drop plans to privatise public transport.

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For further info contact Jim Kavanagh on 0872666648.

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