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Ethnic Relations Commission must first work with politicians

first_imgDear Editor,The constitutional Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) should direct its work as a matter of high priority at political leaders, Ministers of Government, members of the National Assembly, public servants, politicians and political groups of the People’s Progressive Party and the People’s National Congress.Working first with these categories can impact positively on race relations and social cohesion. They are the influential ones who – by private and public statements, conduct, and practice in their public duties – set the national tone for the politics of race and lust for power in Guyana. These groups should be the primary targets to promote peace, justice and reconciliation for the national community good.The ERC will be wasting its time and resources and will achieve nothing, unless it engages the political players and public officials identified above in a determined effort to promote reconciliation for improved race relations for the building of national unity. The ERC should simultaneously engage and investigate thoroughly public employment practices to determine fairness, discrimination based on ethnicity, political affiliation, or political opinion with reference to our Constitution and labour laws.There is wide spread observation and concern by the national community about employment practices in the public service and in public agencies. The Ethnic Relations Commission should undertake a comprehensive human resource audit on the ethnic composition of senior persons in the public sector for the challenge to those in public life, Government, the National Assembly, and public officials to take the appropriate corrective actions and measures in the national interest. The ERC can only justify its existence with integrity by pursuing actively the recommended actions above.With thanks,Joshua Singhlast_img read more

DONEGAL ‘CAN’T PAY’ CAMPAIGNERS CLAIM UNION BANNED THEM FROM MAIN SLIGO MARCH

first_imgCampaigners against the Property Tax have voiced anger and disappointment at their treatment by stewards on the ICTU anti-debt protest in Sligo on Saturday and have called on the organisers to apologise for their behaviour.Several hundred Sligo CAHWT (Campaign Against Household & Water Tax) protesters were joined by a large contingent from Can’t Pay Won’t Pay in Donegal and Leitrim on the ‘Lift the Burden – Jobs not Debt’ demonstration but were prevented from joining the main body of the march by stewards.Can’t Pay Won’t Pay spokesperson Francis McCafferty said “We supported the demonstration as we believe that the debt burden is the reason we are having Property Tax foisted on us. “We welcomed the fact that the trade union leadership were finally doing something to challenge this rip off and were delighted at the huge turnout. After all many trade union members were among the 700,000 who boycotted the Household Charge, but unfortunately they have been let down by the ICTU leaders who have refused to oppose the Property Tax because of their cosy relationship with the Labour Party. We carried placards reading ‘ICTU : Support the people not the Labour Party’ to highlight this.“As the demonstration got under way we were blocked by three lines of stewards who physically prevented us from joining the main body of the march. We were only allowed to move after the march had left. Most of those in our group were ordinary members of the public, including families and senior citizens. Some had travelled considerable distances from west Donegal. They were left angry and disappointed by their treatment.“Richard Carruthers of the IMPACT Trade Union had appealed to commmunity and campaign groups to support this march. We responded to this call and organised a free bus with many more travelling by car. Having responded in such numbers, it was offensive and disrespectful to prevent us from joining the main body of the march. We think those who were mistreated in this way deserve an apology from the organisers.“We will continue our fight against the Property Tax and we call on trade union members to press their unions to join those who are campaigning against unfair taxes rather than try to shut us out.” No-one from ICTU was available for comment. DONEGAL ‘CAN’T PAY’ CAMPAIGNERS CLAIM UNION BANNED THEM FROM MAIN SLIGO MARCH was last modified: February 11th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL ‘CAN’T PAY’ CAMPAIGNERS CLAIM UNION BANNED THEM FROM MAIN SLIGO MARCHlast_img read more

TWO MORE BURGLARIES IN BUNCRANA BRING NUMBER TO SIX IN RECENT DAYS

first_imgThere have been TWO more burglaries in Buncrana overnight.It brings to six the number of breaks-ins in the town since the weekend.Two private houses were broken into – one in the Gransha area and another on the town’s Main Street known locally as Chicken Corner. Two premises were broken into on Saturday night and another two were entered on Sunday night.Property including laptop computers, clothing and cash was taken in the raids.Local councillor Ciaran McLaughlin has appealed to locals to be vigilant and to report anything suspicious to Gardai.  TWO MORE BURGLARIES IN BUNCRANA BRING NUMBER TO SIX IN RECENT DAYS was last modified: March 5th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranaburglarieslast_img read more

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