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The Chair expressed his condemnation at the recent attacks on Council staff at Skeoge Road and also the assault to a member of security staff at Pennyburn Recycling Centre.  He stated no person should feel threatened when going about their normal daily life and work.  He stated that hopefully the culprits will be apprehended and charged.


                        He also expressed condemnation at the recent brutal punishment attacks on two men in the Creggan area of the city.  He stated that there was no place for guns in our society and noted that such incidents had recently increased.  He felt that no matter what those persons have perceived to have done, it did not give anyone the right to carry out such reckless actions against another human being.


                        Councillor Harkin stated that People Before Profit sent a message of solidarity to Council workers who were unfortunately attacked.  He stated that such attacks were unacceptable and felt that it highlighted what it meant to work on the frontline.   He believed that, in his opinion, it emphasised the urgency to consider pay and conditions for such workers across the board.