Tram strike begins in Dublin

Published: 26 August 1913

It is reported that 200 employees of the Dublin United Tramways Company have declared a strike. At 9.40am, members of the Irish Transport Union, mainly conductors and motormen, stopped their trams at Nelson’s Pillar. They then proceeded to the company's offices where they handed in their tickets, cash boxes and the tram driving handles. Traffic in the area has quickly come to a standstill, and crowds have gathered. Strikers have been arrested and charged with causing an obstruction.

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