|Workers Party members have this evening joined with staff at the only, women-only, homeless hostel, Regina Coeli, in west Belfast in support and solidarity with them and the hostels residents.|
Members of the UNITE union are now in the second week of a ‘work-in’ as they take a stand against the hostel’s proposed closure.
Party members presented a letter of support and solidarity to the residents and staff which expressed the widespread outrage that a hostel for homeless women, that has been serving the community for almost 90 years, is now on the verge of collapse.
The letter also said that it was an affront to people from Belfast and beyond that MLAs representing the parties of government would turn up to protest the imminent closure but have done nothing to ensure its future.
The immediate goal must be to keep the hostel open and in support of that our members have signed and circulated the UNITE the Union petition. (see link below)
The Workers Party has also contacted the Minister for Communities demanding immediate intervention and long-term financial support.
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