A trade union campaign to ensure that water services throughout Europe remain in public ownership has taken its citizens’ petition online. IMPACT members and their friends, families and communities are being encouraged to sign the petition, which aims to gather 30,000 signatures in Ireland. You can sign the petition HERE, and IMPACT is urging members to share the link and encourage people to sign up.
The campaign has grown amid concerns that Irish water services could be privatised in the future following the current restructuring programme.
The petition is the first citizen’s campaign of its kind under the EU’s European Citizen Initiative (ECI), a new legal tool introduced as part of the Nice Treaty, which forces European institutions to consider issues that win the necessary public support. The Right2Water petition aims to attract a million petition signatures throughout the EU and was launched in Ireland at the IMPACT Biennial Delegate Conference in May.
Please view the short video clip, sign the ECI petition if you haven’t done so yet and share the clip with your friends and ask them to sign.