ICTU call for non-payment of water charges


A non-payment campaign has been launched by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions through 'Trade Unions Against Water Charges'. The campaign advocates non-payment of the water charges, which are due to be introduced in April 2007, as the best way to overturn the Government’s proposals.

Their campaign also opposes any plans to privatise the Water Service in Northern Ireland.

A leaflet urging the public to join the non-payment campaign will be circulated to every household in Northern Ireland. It is not every day that that the ICTU calls for direct action!

Even if their campaign consists of little more than mailing a leaflet to each and every household in the six counties, it is a huge boost to those who want to defeat the charges (rather than just complain about them).