DHA Heed Celtic League Call: No Cuts to Emergency Services Says Minister

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE

The Celtic League welcome the positive statement from Department of Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson that there will be no cuts to emergency services (see link).

The Minister (who is somewhat of a stickler for facts) will recall that as far back as December of last year the Celtic League said any austerity driven cuts should not impact emergency services. We are extremely pleased the DHA seems to have followed our suggestion which is reassuring for the public generally.

We were also critical of attempts last year by DHA officials to silence criticism from workers about alleged planned cutbacks (see link).

Hopefully the Minister’s words signal an end to any such intimidatory moves in the future.

J B Moffatt (Mr)
Director of Information
Celtic League

07/05/15

(Please note that replies to correspondence received by the League and posted on CL News are usually scanned hard copies. Obviously every effort is made to ensure the scanning process is accurate but sometimes errors do occur.)

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DHA Heed Celtic League Call: No Cuts to Emergency Services Says Minister

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