Mc Monagle hit out at proposal to “privatise” Community Development Programme

Cllr Gerry McMonagle
Cllr Gerry McMonagle

A Letterkenny Councillor has hit out at what he says is a plan to privatise the Local Community Development Programme.

Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle says Minister Phil Hogan plans to put the programme out to tender for next year. Up until now, it's been delivered on a not for profit basis by local development companies.

Cllr Mc Monagle says if the LCDP is put out to tender, the fear is that it will lead to a race to the bottom with private companies seeking to undermine pay and conditions with a view to winning tenders and boosting profits.

He says this is a change which must be resisted............