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Antrim - Event Notice
Thursday January 01 1970

Belfast Water Crisis Protest

category antrim | miscellaneous | event notice author Thursday December 30, 2010 15:57author by Socialist - Socialist Party Report this post to the editors

A protest will be held outside NI Water in Belfast on Monday 3 January to demand emergency action to guarantee the immediate reconnection of water to homes.

2pm Monday 3 January
NI Water Northland House, 3-5A Frederick St, Belfast

Protest organisers Pat Lawlor and Paddy Meehan of the Socialist Party explained "40,000 homes have been without water, some now for weeks. NI Water bosses have completely failed to provide what is a fundamental service. There are serious health risks emerging since people cannot wash themselves nor heat their homes. The scenes of streams of people with buckets collecting water from the River Lagan in Belfast are disgraceful.
"This crisis has occurred as a result of the agenda to privatise the water service. NI Water was designed to become a privately-owned company. Two thirds of water staff were laid off and private companies have been running much of our water service for many years now. These companies priorities are to make profits rather than providing a service to meet peoples needs. NI Water should be scrapped and the service should be brought entirely back into the public service. Private companies should be removed from the water service and staff should be re-employed to deal with the wreckage NI Water bosses have caused.
"Ultimately, responsibility for this crisis lies with the Assembly Executive and the Minister for Regional Development. They have stood by and allowed this crisis happen.
Water charges agenda - a new low

"It is shameful that some elements in the media and politicians have used this crisis to push the agenda of water charges while so many people are in distress. They have no support for water charges. We already pay for water and with domestic rates due to rise by 8% over the next four years we will be paying even more for water."

Related Link: http://socialistpartyni.net/campaigns/fight-the-cuts/518-water-crisis-protest
author by Trade Unionist - Unitepublication date Thu Dec 30, 2010 16:31author address author phone Report this post to the editors

There is a disgusting attempt by the media to turn this crisis into a propaganda offensive in favour of water charges. This protest is a good idea to publically challenge the pro-water charge lobby.

author by seanpublication date Fri Dec 31, 2010 19:53author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Can anyone list some of the private companies that are working for NIW?

 
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