We call on NLWA to exclude Veolia from the massive £4.7billion waste and
fuel contracts in north London for its grave misconduct in servicing the
Israeli illegal settlements, as stated by both the UK Foreign Office and
the UN Security Council.
In 2010 the United Nations Human Rights Council specifically declared the
Jerusalem Light Railway [run by Veolia] to be “in clear breach of
international law and relevant UN resolutions” …(Resolution 13/7). The UK
voted in favour of the resolution.
Local councils all across the world have excluded Veolia following
campaigns against the violation of Palestinian rights. Veolia has admitted
the damage that this campaign is causing.
Veolia is currently in the running to be awarded waste and fuel contracts
with councils from across north London (NLWA) worth £4.7bn. The NWLA is
one of the biggest European contracts to be targeted. Let’s make sure NWLA
doesn’t award Veolia this huge contract but give Veolia reasons to worry
about its complicity with Israeli violations of international law.
The 14 NLWA Councillors who will be voting on these contracts are meeting
at Camden Town Hall on Thursday 22 Sept. In their meeting they would be
discussing Veolia’s bids.
This is the last NLWA meeting before it announces whether Veolia is
shortlisted for the Fuel Use contract. The Waste Services contract
shortlist may also be decided following this meeting.
We call on all supporters of human rights to join us in sending a clear
message to the North London Waste Authority that they should deselect