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New dockers’ strike in Dublin
The North Wall in Dublin, where work has been much upset by the strike yesterday Photo: National Library of Ireland, LROY 11590

New dockers’ strike in Dublin

Dublin, 7 May 1915 - A strike involving 170 dockers took place on the south quays in Dublin yesterday. The strike was called when it was announced that wages were to be cut from 8d per ton to 7½d per ton for discharging a vessel. There are ships currently lying quayside waiting for their cargo to be unloaded.

There is no sign of resolution to the current dispute, with memories of the Lockout still fresh.

[Editor's note: This is an article from Century Ireland, a fortnightly online newspaper, written from the perspective of a journalist 100 years ago, based on news reports of the time.]

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Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.