Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/396/4507

From The Socialist newspaper, 9 June 2005

Northern Ireland: Largest union backs fight against water charges

THE FOLLOWING press release from the 'We Won't Pay' campaign, in Northern Ireland, a campaign to organise mass non-payment of water charges (taxes), which the government intends to introduce. The Socialist Party (CWI) plays a key role in the campaign.

The WWP campaign today welcomed the decision of the NIPSA (Northern Ireland Public Services Association) conference to back a mass campaign of non-payment as the way to defeat water charges.

Campaign spokesperson, Jim Barbour said: "The We Won't Pay campaign has been getting a huge response in the communities for our clear message that mass non-payment is the way to stop water charges.

"The fact that NIPSA, the largest trade union in Northern Ireland, has come on board is a major boost for the non payment campaign. The New Labour Ministers should take note of the growing support for the We Won't Pay campaign and bow to the wishes of the vast majority of people in Northern Ireland by scrapping this charge."

The motion overwhelmingly passed by the NIPSA conference reads: "Conference recognises that a mass campaign of non-payment is the only way to defeat water charges. Conference calls on the General Council (Union Executive) to publicly support non payment of water charges." (2 June)

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 9 June 2005:

Join the G8 protests

Stop taking liberties!

Brown spins but won't end debt

Fight for the right to organise

Socialist students spearheads unionisation campaign in Leicester

Socialist Party gains on UNISON's NEC

Growing class struggles will increase tensions

Unions must fight Blair and Brown's plans

NATFHE members prepare for future battles

Pakistan: Strike resists Telecom privatisation

Bolivian workers fight privatisation and imperialism

Netherlands: An overwhelming 'No' vote to EU constitution

Largest union in Northern Ireland backs fight against water charges


 

Home   |   The Socialist 9 June 2005   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

Ireland:

triangleFighting sexism, violence and capitalism - an international struggle

triangleIrish capitalist state: rotten to the core

triangleIreland: dangerous ideas for the ruling class

triangleIreland: rail workers demand share of 'recovery'

Water:

triangleWe're freezing: reverse cuts to boiler replacement schemes!

triangleHurricane Harvey: A tragedy made far worse by capitalism

triangleJobstown Not Guilty trial round-up

Northern Ireland:

triangleBoeing bust-up threatens thousands of skilled jobs

triangleWeakened Tories forced into Northern Ireland abortion u-turn

triangleCardiff East Socialist Party: The DUP, Northern Ireland, and socialism vs sectarianism

Pay:

triangleLocal government pay: fight for the 5% claim, fully funded

International

International

6/12/17

US

Trump's tax plan: Robin Hood in reverse

6/12/17

Ireland

Irish capitalist state: rotten to the core

6/12/17

Women

Fighting sexism, violence and capitalism - an international struggle

22/11/17

US

Trump's tax attacks

22/11/17

Australia

Australia: massive yes vote for marriage equality

21/11/17

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Mugabe gone - but his regime remains in power

15/11/17

Minneapolis

USA: Historic vote for Ginger Jentzen campaign in Minneapolis

10/11/17

Minneapolis

US: Historic vote for Ginger Jentzen campaign in Minneapolis

8/11/17

Sweden

Sweden: 'Revolution2017' success

8/11/17

Spain

Spain: Madrid rally celebrates October revolution

8/11/17

Minneapolis

US: Minneapolis Socialist chimes with voters

8/11/17

Ireland

Ireland: rail workers demand share of 'recovery'

8/11/17

Ireland

Ireland: dangerous ideas for the ruling class

31/10/17

Catalonia

Catalonia: Rajoy's furious response to proclamation of Republic

25/10/17

Kurdistan

Kurdish referendum declared illegal

triangleMore International articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle8 Dec Local government pay: fight for the full 5% claim

triangle6 Dec Strikers rally in Liverpool

triangle6 Dec Corbyn's Labour can defeat Tories with socialist programme

triangle5 Dec Victory at Glenfield shows people power can save our NHS

triangle5 Dec Labour council Blairites deselected

triangle30 Nov Victory: Glenfield Children's Heart Centre saved!

triangle30 Nov Dramatic retelling of Grunwick strike

More ...

triangle13 Dec Caerphilly Socialist Party: Are we heading for an era of war?

triangle14 Dec Wakefield Socialist Party: Universal Credit - the Tories' latest assault on the poor

triangle18 Dec Leeds Socialist Party: Religion and Socialism

triangle19 Dec Bristol North Socialist Party: Christmas social

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice

V2