Several Trade Unions Opposing Household Tax
THE SECOND-LARGEST trade union in the State has urged its members not to pay the household charge.
Unite yesterday called on its 60,000 members not to register for the charge ahead of the March 31st deadline.
Unite was among several trade union groups which yesterday voiced their opposition to the €100 household charge.
“We are urging people not to register and will stand beside those who are willing to show courage and resist the charge,” spokesman Rob Hartnett said at a press conference.
The Dublin Council of Trade Unions welcomed the campaign against the charge and supported “efforts of the organisers to encourage people not to register and not to pay”, Des Derwin of the umbrella body noted yesterday.
The executive of the council took up the position at its February meeting, he said. The body represented most trade unions in Dublin but not all unions have taken up this position, he added.