VISIT LIMERICK ARCHIVE

CARPENTERS STRIKE

At a meeting of the Limerick Corporation tonight, the Mayor stated that the final interview by the deputation from the Council was held today with the master builders as to the settlement of the carpenters' strike. The employers declined to negotiate further if the men failed to work at the old wages, which the men unanimously declined. The deputation regretted their efforts to settle the strike were unavailing but their sympathy was with the men. Councillor James Moloney proposed a resolution sympathising with the carpenters in the struggle, described as Labour against Capital. Councillor Murphy seconded. Councillor Prendergast strongly denounced the action of the employers in importing carpenters. The men on strike would have the sympathy and support of every worker in Limerick. The resolution was unanimously passed.

Irish Examiner, November 1901

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