Joint Statement - 15th October 2003

Dublin City Campaign Against the Bin Charges
Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown Campaign Against Service Charges
South Dublin Campaign Against Refuse Charges
Fingal Anti Bin Tax Campaign

The bin depot blockades of the last 48 hours have put the issues of the unjust jailings and the Councils' discriminatory non- collection policy firmly back onto the political agenda.

We wish to thank Dublin's bin workers who showed their clear opposition to the jailings and to the policy of non-collection over the last 48 hours despite management bullying, payroll suspensions and threats to use private contractors.

Although depot blockades will not be organised again this week, the ability of anti bin tax campaigners and bin workers united to cause massive disruption to the service will be displayed again if the Councils' policy of non-collection and the jailings don't stop.

The ball is now clearly back in the court of the Government and the Councils. Estate blockades will, however, continue on a daily basis.

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