Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Public Meeting for West Belfast Community Workers – All Welcome!

SIPTU, the trade union for Community Workers, have invited all those who work in the community and voluntary sector across West Belfast to a meeting in Farset International on Tuesday (19th April) at 7pm. This is the first of a series of meetings being rolled out across Belfast.

The public meeting will include a presentation from the union on the campaign against cuts to communities and on workers’ rights.

Encouraging people to attend, SIPTU organiser Niall McNally said,

“10% of Community jobs have been lost over the past year, this is absolutely unacceptable. Community workers provide a service that is socially invaluable and extremely cost effective; they are on the frontline of dealing with the most marginalised people and in working to curb the biggest problems in society including suicide and drug and alcohol abuse. These people should be given a medal for their contribution to society, not put under anxiety and stress at the prospect of losing money for vital community projects or even their jobs. We want to call on all community workers from across West Belfast to join with us at the meeting to continue the campaign against cuts to our communities.”

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