Belfast Shipworkers Threaten Strike

Published: 22 May 1913

While English and Scottish shipworkers vote on whether to strike over the issue of advanced wages, the men in Belfast are refusing to even ballot. The hardline approach has been rejected by employers who claim that one of the workers demands, an eight hour day, will make the Belfast yards uncompetitive. The employers' spokesman stated that ‘already several jobs that could have been filled at home have gone abroad’.

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