What you can do
What you can do
As the international community has been unwilling and unable to hold Israel accountable to international law, or at least to end its unchallenged impunity, it is left to the citizens of every country to take action to end Israel’s crimes and to end the direct involvement on those crimes by companies servicing us. Join with others to raise the issue in any place where Veolia is operating; unite with colleagues in your workplace or university; take up the issue with your trade union; lobby your council.
1 . Write, fax or phone Veolia direct
Write to the CEOs or Chairpersons of Veolia Environmental Services, Veolia Water Ireland and Veolia Transdev, asking them to get the parent company, Veolia Environnement to withdraw Veolia Transport from the CityPass Consortium and the Jerusalem tramway project. firstname.lastname@example.org tel 01 469 4610
Follow up again if you receive no reply. Let’s keep the pressure up.
Veolia Transdev Ireland Ltd.
Red Cow Roundabout
Tel: +353 (0) 1 461 4910 Fax: +353 (0) 1 461 4992
Veolia Water Ireland Ltd.
IDA Industrial & Business Park
Tel: +353 (0)56 7763950 Fax: +353 (0)56 7722900
Veolia Environmental Services
Unit 1A Allied Industrial Estate
Tel: + 353-1-4501100
Fax: + 353-25-33885
2 . Spread the word
Circulate the information about Veolia’s complicity in the occupation to every local authority and business inIrelandthat might have, now or in the future, a contract with Veolia. Publicise the information about Veolia and your actions in local media.
3. Write to the RPA
Write to the RPA (Railway Procurement Authority) demanding that they do not enter into any contract with Veolia/Transdev for the Metro North.
Mr. Frank Allan
Railway Procurement Agency
Tel. 01 646 3400 Fax 01 646 3401
Follow up your actions, e.g. write again if you receive no reply.
4. Lobby your local council
Veolia have recently sold their waste business in Ireland however they are still providing water and energy services. Check what services they are providing to your local council and encourage your council to exclude Veolia from bidding for future contracts (whether they have an existing contract or not) or to cancel existing contracts at the earliest opportunity. Tell them why they shouldn’t enter into any contracts with Veolia and encourage them to switch to another contractor.
For council contacts see your local council website. http://www.environ.ie/en/LocalGovernment/LocalGovernmentAdministration/LocalAuthorities
Prototype Council Motion
1. That Veolia is a leading partner in the consortium contracted to build a light railway system linking Israel to illegal settlements in occupied East Jerusalem
2. That the Irish government and the U.N does not recognise Israel’s annexation and occupation of East Jerusalem and have repeatedly stated their views that the Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank contravene international law
3. That Veolia’s involvement in the project is in contravention of the UN’s stated demand that Israeli settlement activities and occupation should not be supported;
This Council calls on the City/County/Town (strike out as relevant) Manager not to sign any new or renew any existing contracts with Veolia as it would be in contravention of the wishes of this council.
5. Write to your pension fund manager
Write to the managers of your pension fund urging them not to invest funds in any Veolia or Alstom company. Alstom are also part of the Citypass consortium and build the trams.
See www.ipsc.ie for downloadable letter template
6. Don’t co-operate with Veolia
Delay or refuse to pay water charges to Veolia. Tell them why.
7. Keep us informed