Dublin: SIPTU Community Sector Branch- Call for Action -


SIPTU Community Sector Branch- Call for Action -FAO: All Community Workers and Activists.

Dear Community Worker / Activist,

As you know, the Government is slashing expenditure across a range of services and programmes. Unfortunately the Community Sector is becoming the focus for the Department of Finance and their guillotine approach to funding.

To protest against current cutbacks and to protect jobs, services and communities into the future, the SIPTU Community Branch is organising a mass meeting for community workers and activists on:

Wednesday 3rd June

12 noon

SIPTU, Liberty Hall, Dublin 1

The general meeting will be followed by a march to the Department of Finance so that they can hear our message loud and clear: “They Say Cut Backs – We Say Fight Back”. The Community Sector cannot be seen as a soft touch.

Already a number of areas have had their budgets reduced:

- Severe reduction for Drug Task Force Projects
- Training and material budgets cut for Community Employment
- Local Partnerships budgets cut up to 16%
- Community Childcare still struggles under the Subvention Scheme
- Oversees Development NGO’s funding slashed
- Community Development Projects funding cut by up to 15%
- Supports for the community and voluntary sector; 32% cut
- Supports for older people are down to €727,000 from €4.3 million

The day of action is open to all union members and non – members in the Community Sector.

If you have any queries on the campaign or SIPTU in general, please contact an organiser at:

T: 1890 747 881

E: Community@siptu.ie

W: www.siptu.ie/community