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Finglas Campaign ensures all bins collected

category dublin | bin tax / household tax / water tax | news report author Thursday July 21, 2005 12:44author by PW - FABTC Report this post to the editors

This morning members of the Finglas Anti-Bin Tax Campaign, along with residents of the McKelvey Estate, ensured that all bins were collected in that estate. The City Council, unable to impose blanket non-collection because of the fact that the bin tax arrears are subject to an upcoming Supreme Court test case, have resorted to trying to impose non-collection of unregistered bins in various areas of the city. FABTC members and local residents monitored the collection in McKelvey estate and ensured that all bins, including unregistered ones were collected. This was done with due care to the health and safety of all concerned. The action was good humoured and was carried out with consideration for the difficult position the refuse workers find themselves in.

Once again proof that the anti-bin tax campaign is alive and well in Finglas!
Anti-Bin Tax Campaigners monitor collection in McKelvey Estate
Anti-Bin Tax Campaigners monitor collection in McKelvey Estate

Anti-Bin Tax Campaigners monitor collection in McKelvey Estate
Anti-Bin Tax Campaigners monitor collection in McKelvey Estate

author by Non-payerpublication date Thu Jul 21, 2005 16:25author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I love your posters. What a shame SIPTU doesn't realise the truth in them.

author by Alan - swppublication date Thu Jul 21, 2005 17:41author address author phone Report this post to the editors

siptu dont realise because they accept the neo-liberal agenda plus they wont fight the bin tax and as one activist said to me "if it wasnt for the union leaders this would have been won months ago"

author by SIPTU Watch - nonepublication date Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:15author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The last Dublin Regional Conference of SIPTU voted overwhelmingly to continue its opposition to the bin tax. So logic follows that SIPTU would adopt the position of non-cooperation with the City Council employers in the implementation of an unjust tax but in fact the opposite has been the case. SIPTU representatives have been involved in negoitating new pay rates and work practises in exchange for the implementation of the new system of the bin tax in the various depots around the Dublin region. Essentially SIPTU has agreed to implement non-collection.

So now we see workers, many of whom refuse to pay this tax and most of whom are opposed to it, being forced, through lack of leadership from their union representatives, to implement such a regressive and unjust tax. Fortunately the anger of working class communities has not been directed at the workers but at the Council which is using every draconian method possible to squash resistance to the Bin Tax. Maybe now is the time to direct some of that anger at the leadership of SIPTU for their disgraceful role in this struggle.

author by Disappointed memberpublication date Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:37author address author phone Report this post to the editors

IIRC the local government branch had a motion down trying to defeat SIPTU's current stance on the bin tax (probably put up to it by the EC).
It was defeated but it looks like the motion has been ignored. Democracy me arse.

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