Dublin dockers’ strike comes to an end
Dublin, 19 May 1917 - The Dublin dockers’ strike has ended.
The intervention of the Lord Mayor of Dublin has helped broker a resolution of a pay dispute between the Shipping Association and the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union.
The strike over pay at the South Wall Quay began three weeks ago and disrupted the flow of supplies into the city, with large tonnages still lying unloaded. Traders and bakers affected have called for an immediate return to work so that the already serious food situation in Dublin does not become even worse.
The strike was the most serious labour dispute in Dublin since the 1913 Lockout ended.
[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.]