“The Great Sligo Dock Strike of 1913”

Posted: April 27, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Photo: May Day, 1 May, 8.30 pm, Glasshouse Hotel, SLIGO<br />
‘The Great Sligo Dock Strike of 1913’, with two speakers:<br />
Brian Scanlon, Siptu activist; John Cunningham, ICHLC & NUIG<br />
Lecture preceded (at 8 pm) by May Day ceremony at house of Sligo ITGWU founder, John Lynch in New St., with Declan Bree & Laura Scanlon (org. by: Utd Left - People First)<br />
Photo: John Lynch, pioneer of Sligo trade unionism.<br />
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The epic Sligo dock strike brought Sligo to standstill for  months of March & April 1913. With introduction of several 100 ‘scabs’ from Liverpool and 100s of police, there were riotous scenes involving men, women & children. In  course of conflict Patk Dunbar, striking ITGWU member, was killed by strike-breaker. Unlike  Dublin dispute later in  year, outcome was complete victory for ITGWU.

May Day, 1 May, 8.30 pm, Glasshouse Hotel, SLIGO
‘The Great Sligo Dock Strike of 1913’, with two speakers:
Brian Scanlon, Siptu activist; John Cunningham, ICHLC & NUIG
Lecture preceded (at 8 pm) by May Day ceremony at house of Sligo ITGWU founder, John Lynch in New St., with Declan Bree & Laura Scanlon (org. by: Utd Left – People First)
Photo: John Lynch, pioneer of Sligo trade unionism.
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The epic Sligo dock strike brought Sligo to standstill for months of March & April 1913. With introduction of several 100 ‘scabs’ from Liverpool and 100s of police, there were riotous scenes involving men, women & children. In course of conflict Patk Dunbar, striking ITGWU member, was killed by strike-breaker. Unlike Dublin dispute later in year, outcome was complete victory for ITGWU.

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