September 26th: The 100th anniversary of the first food shipment from the British TUC to support striking workers and their families during the 1913 Lockout will be re-enacted on Saturday, 5th October, at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2 from 11.30 am, when the ‘SS Hare’ will arrive in Dublin from Liverpool.
Unite is one of the sponsors of the event, and General Secretary Len McCluskey will be among the British and Irish trade union leaders commemorating this event. A full programme is available here.
On the day before the arrival of the SS Hare, Unite’s Regional Women’s Committee will be hosting a seminar and celebration to remember the Lockout. The event will take place from 5 pm on Friday, October 4th, in the Teachers’ Club on Dublin’s Parnell Square. Click here for full details.
On October 9th, the Dundalk branch of Unite will be hosting an event entitled More than a Capital Affair: Dundalk remembers the 1913 Dublin Lockout. The event will take place from 7.30 pm in The Spirit Store, George’s Quay, Dundalk, and more details will be circulated shortly.