Over 1,000 men return to work after strike

Published: 19 January 1914

About 1,000 men returned to work yesterday, in various businesses that had been affected by the labour dispute, and agreed to handle all kinds of goods and obey all lawful orders.

This morning almost 600 dockers who belong to the Transport and General Workers Union returned to work at the quays. Those returning to work included former employees of The City of Dublin Steam Packet Co., the Dublin, Silloth and Isle of Man Co., the Duke Shipping Co., and Palgrave, Murphy Co. In the case of Messrs Tedcastle, McCormick and Co., and the British and Ireland Steampacket Co., the men have not returned to work. These companies, along with several others have been using ‘free labourers' to continue their business during the strike.

Some companies have still not reopened, meaning that there is no work for some men attempting to reprise their old positions. While the carpentry industry has resumed work, other industries such as the timber trade have shown no indications of returning to work.

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