Councillor . McGinley said: “Sinn Féin took the opportunity at the Board’s AGM to call for opposition to the welfare cuts proposed by the Conservative government at Westminster.
These cuts will impact severely on the most vulnerable in our society and those least able to afford reductions in their income. It is not only those wholly dependent on benefits who will be affected but also those who are on low working incomes and rely on support such as working tax credits.
Sinn Féin is opposed to welfare cuts imposed by Tory millionaires and we will not be bowing to pressure from other parties in the Assembly to impose these austerity measures on our communities.
We are calling on all sections of society to join with Sinn Féin in opposing welfare cuts and helping to protect those most in need within our communities.”