Major protest against cuts to Community Employement Schemes

SIPTU is holding a protest meeting in Jackson's Hotel, Ballybofey tomorrow morning against proposed Budget cuts to Community Employment Schemes.

The protest meeting is being supported by a range of organisations including INOU, ICTU Community Committee, Congress Centre Network and Mental Health Ireland.

They say the future viability of hundreds of Community Employment schemes across Donegal and the country employing tens of thousands of people is now in doubt.

The government announced a 66% cut in funding as part of Budget 2012.

SIPTU's Martin O'Rourke has been outlining how he feels it will effects services in Donegal:

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