New Events


no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds



offsite link Sultan Erdogan Has Ran the Turkish Lira ... Sun Sep 20, 2020 16:43 | Nick Corbishley

offsite link Britain’s New Carrier Could Deploy Wit... Sun Sep 20, 2020 14:14 | Larisa Brown

offsite link Biden Forgets to Put on Clothes, Media P... Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:00 | The Babylon Bee

offsite link NOT SATIRE: German Soccer Team Thrashed ... Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:00 | Stephan Uersfeld

offsite link Mind Virus Lockdowns Have Accelerated Ma... Sun Sep 20, 2020 09:43 | Jim Mccormick

Anti-Empire >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Did RTE journalists collude against Sinn Fein?

offsite link Irish Examiner bias Anthony

offsite link RTE: Propaganda ambush of Sinn Fein Anthony

offsite link Hong Kong and democracy Anthony

offsite link Oliver Callan: Back in his box Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

offsite link Turkish President Calls On Greece To Comply With Human Rights on Syrian Refugee Issues Wed Mar 04, 2020 17:58 | Human Rights

offsite link US Holds China To Account For Human Rights Violations Sun Oct 13, 2019 19:12 | Human Rights

offsite link UN Human Rights Council Should Address Human Rights Crisis in Cambodia Sat Aug 31, 2019 13:41 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Spirit of Contradiction

offsite link The Party and the Ballot Box Sun Jul 14, 2019 22:24 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link On The Decline and Fall of The American Empire and Socialism Sat Jan 26, 2019 01:52 | S. Duncan

offsite link What is Dogmatism and Why Does It Matter? Wed Mar 21, 2018 08:10 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link The Case of Comrade Dallas Mon Mar 19, 2018 19:44 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link Review: Do Religions Evolve? Mon Aug 14, 2017 19:54 | Dara McHugh

Spirit of Contradiction >>

DCTU To Support Campaign

category dublin | bin tax / household tax / water tax | news report author Tuesday October 07, 2003 18:47author by Janus Report this post to the editors

Support for TEEU bin tax motion gathers pace
By Luke Cassidy Last updated: 07-10-03, 16:50

(Repost from as it's sub only)

Support for TEEU bin tax motion gathers pace
By Luke Cassidy Last updated: 07-10-03, 16:50

An official trade union march against bin charges in Dublin is likely following a motion at a meeting of the Dublin Council of Trade Unions (DCTU) tonight.

The motion is to be put forward by the Technical Engineering and Electrical Union (TEEU) calling for co-ordinated action by unions against service charges.

The DCTU executive, which met last week, agreed to hold a special delegate meeting tonight at 8 p.m., to discuss the action against the charges.

The DCTU is also proposing a march by trade unionists on October 11th at 3 p.m. from Parnell Square to Mountjoy Prison to call for the release of Mr Joe Higgins TD and Cllr Clare Daly.

Meanwhile, the SIPTU delegation attending tonight's meeting said it will be supporting the motion for a trade union campaign against the bin tax and the proposed demonstration in Dublin condemning the tax and the jailing of bin tax protesters.

SIPTU General President, Mr Jack O'Connor, said: "The bin tax is unjustifiable on the grounds of equity - not only because the levy varies from one local authority area to another and it disregards the principle of ability to pay but also because these charges are being imposed to make up for cuts in Government grants to local authorities while the same Government gives massive tax breaks and allowances to the wealthy".

Describing a broadly-based trade union campaign "as precisely the correct approach to tackling the issue", he went on to say: "If we are to succeed in reversing this unjust stealth tax, we have to engage the active support of a much broader range of people - and not only in Dublin but throughout the country."

author by pat cpublication date Tue Oct 07, 2003 19:02author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Anti-Bin Tax protest on Wednesday 8 October at 7.30 am outside Grange gorman bin depot. Supporting the 25 campaign members in the High Court on Wednesday.

author by Harry Phelan - Drogheda Residents Against Bin Charges And Privatisationpublication date Wed Oct 08, 2003 00:16author email drabcap at nettrash dot comauthor address Drogheda, County Louthauthor phone 087 1316029Report this post to the editors

Well well, I never, following the disgraceful statements of Dave Begg in recent weeks it's nice to see Jack O'Connor coming out on the side of the working class (having being forced). His final comment that (and i'll paraphrase), that we must fight throughout the country...WELL WE HAVE BEEN! Our problem was (and is) that the unions 'SOLD' yes sold local authority jobs (and I can speak for the Drogheda ones) for what was in effect pocket money. The local SIPTU and ATGWU (drogheda branches) did not object, fight, and/or even side with the Citizens of this town on the provision of 'OUR' Essential Services. Our campaign continues (without ANY) union support whatsoever and we will get our day in the High Court soon and highlight all the facts of this sellout along with a number of other realities.

Harry Phelan
and a 'Real Trade Unionist'

Related Link:
© 2001-2020 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy