Saturday, 26 February 2011

SIPTU condemns threat made against community sector workers

In recent days Oglaigh na hEireann the dissident republican group warned it would not tolerate “acts of treachery” — meaning any information passed to police that could lead to the arrest of its members. At the heart of the story is the issue of community co-operation with the PSNI.
SIPTU’s lead organiser Martin O’Rourke today called for the retraction of the threat against Community Sector workers by Oglaigh na hEireann.

“We as a union are standing shoulder to shoulder with community sector workers and we insist this threat be rescinded with immediate effect.  We condemn threats to anyone especially those whose only objective is to enhance and serve the communities in which they live.”.

“Community sector workers’ sole focus is to build a better society for all our community.   They need to be able to engage with all aspects of society in furtherance of this objective and it is neither right, proper nor acceptable that they be issued with threats by any group” stated Martin O’Rourke.

“We call upon all right thinking people to join with us in insisting this threat be rescinded with immediate effect so community sector workers can continue to work towards improving our society by virtue of the excellent services they provide without fear or threat” the SIPTU statement continued.

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