Women and children march on Dublin Corporation in protest at the uncollected rubbish that is accumulating on city streets while corporation workers are on strike.
3,000 Dublin Corporation workers went on strike in 1968 for a pay rise similar to a recently-agreed ESB pay deal. During their 3-week strike, vast amounts of rubbish accumulated on the streets of Dublin, as can be seen in this RTÉ News report.
RTÉ News talks to Mrs Kathleen Woods, one of the women marching in protest at the rubbish, which is now a health hazard. She wants the corporation to give the men a fair wage and get them back to work so the rubbish can be collected. Richard Lawlor, a representative of the strikers, sets out their position.
The strike ended with a pay rise for the corporation workers, who then had to do Dublin’s biggest clean-up ever.
An RTÉ News report on 12 August 1968.
Note: Part of this clip is mute.