The Cork branch of People Before Profit are calling for a massive outpouring of support on Leeside streets this Saturday, January 31st, as community groups and politicians come together to remind the government that the people will not accept water charges.
The immediate issue is to prevent the Government forcing schools to take responsibility for assessment for certification, for the Junior Cert. This is, and should remain, the role of the State Examinations Commission.
In 2014, the government was forced to backtrack on water charges by the sheer numbers who came out on street protests. But they are playing a longer game and are not giving up on their wider plans to make us pay for - and eventually privatise – water.