Dublin Metropolitan Police break up a union rally on Dublin's Sackville Street, August 1913
Dublin Metropolitan Police break up a union rally on Dublin’s Sackville Street, August 1913

19th October 2013

Old Fire Station, Crescent, Salford

A day conference to commemorate the Dublin Lockout in 1913. During this epic struggle an estimated 100,000 people, one third of the capital’s inhabitants, faced starvation for five months in a battle for workers’ rights.

9.45am -10.30am: Registration and Coffee

10.30am- 10.45am: Welcome and Introduction

10.45am-11.30am: The Dublin Lockout: Speaker: Padraig Yeates, former Irish Times industry and employment correspondent; author of Lockout: Dublin 1913; project manager of the Irish 1913 Committee

11.30am-12.15pm: The Irish Transport and General Workers Union: Speaker: Francy Devine, author of Organising History: A Centenary of SIPTU; 1909-2009, former President of Irish Labour History Society and editor of journal Saothar; ex-tutor in the SIPTU Education and Training Department

12.15pm-1.30pm: Lunch, Music and Exhibition Display

1.30pm-2.15pm: Jim Larkin: Speaker: Emmet O’Connor, senior lecturer in History, Magee College, University of Ulster; author of James Larkin and Syndicalism in Ireland

2.15pm-3.00pm: Dora Montefiore and the ‘Save the Kiddies’ Scheme: Karen Hunt, Professor of Modern British History, Keele University; author of Equivocal Feminists and co-author of Socialist Women: Britain, 1889s to 1920s.

3.00pm-3.45pm: Solidarity and Defeat: Speaker: Ralph Darlington, Professor of Employment Relations, University of Salford; author of The Political Trajectory of J.T. Murphy and Syndicalism and the Transition to Communism: An International Comparative Analysis

3.45pm-4.30pm: Speakers Panel: Questions and Discussion

Registration: £15 waged; £5 unwaged;

Contact: J.Curtis@salford.ac.uk 0161-295-2023

Organised by the University of Salford and the Working Class Movement Library
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Labour History, Irish Labour History Society, North West Labour History Society, Historical Studies in Industrial Relations journal and North West Trades Union Congress (TUC)

 

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