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People Before Profit & CAEUC No Campaign on Questions and Answers

Peadar O Grady, People Before Profit Alliance on Questions and Answers last night, 19th May 2008

Brendan Young, CAEUC (Campaign Against the European Constitution)

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Peadar O Grady appears at: 3 mins 41 secs

Brendan Young appears at: 11 mins 02 secs

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May 20, 2008 Posted by | media | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Campaigners call for Lisbon ‘No’ vote

An alliance of groups campaigning for a No vote in the Lisbon Treaty referendum has claimed there is “no truth” in the assertion by senior trade union figures that a Yes vote will give more rights to Irish workers.

The Campaign Against the EU Constitution, an alliance of 13 groups and individuals including People Before Profit Alliance, Sinn Fén and the Socialist Party, today opened its campaign claiming Lisbon “offers nothing” to the Irish people.

 

It called on Ictu general secretary David Begg and Blair Horan of the CPSU to state how the Charter of Fundamental Rights, which would be made binding under Lisbon, would protect workers.

Spokesman for the campaign group Brendan Young said: “David Begg and Blair Horan are leading people to believe that the Charter of Fundamental Rights would give us more rights and that it would prevent another Laval ruling by the European Court of Justice. We are of the opinion, supported by legal advice, that there is no truth in these claims. We call on Mr Begg and Mr Horan to say precisely how the Charter would prevent another Laval ruling.”

See: www.caeuc.org

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May 20, 2008 Posted by | Press Conference, Statements | , , , | 1 Comment