Since the Foundation of the Trade Unions

Railway Workers from Years Ago

It is evident that Nenagh people, and indeed Nenagh workers have supported the rights of all workers since the very first days os the struggle for worker’s rights after the turn of the last century.

British Troops at Spencer Dock

British Troops at Spencer Dock

It is reported that on the morning of September 17, 1911, a meeting of train drivers was held at Inchicore in Dublin where it was decided to strike in support of their fellow rail workers who had been laid off as a result of their own strike action. The unapologetic act of victimization undertaken by the chief director of the GSWR, Sir William Goulding, was contrasted by successful action in Britain, which had led to increased membership and the formation of the NUR and the Triple Alliance.

Nenagh Railway Station from Long Ago

Nenagh Railway Station from Long Ago

In response a number of strike actions were called by railwaymen across the country and then on Monday, September 18, telegrams from Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Thurles, Ennis, Nenagh, Birr, Queenstown and other stations [reported] that the men had ceased work and that traffic was almost, if not entirely, paralysed.

Full report of this article can be seen on 1913 Committee by clicking here

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