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Dublin May Day 2013

26 April 2013

On the Wednesday 1 May, we encourage TSSA members to go to the The Dublin Council of Trade Unions annual MAY DAY demonstration.


Help celebrate the wins and achievements of the trade union movement over the years and show that we are proud to be trade unionists.

Below are the March details:

Dublin: Wednesday 1 May, Assemble Parnell square, 7pm. Marching to Liberty Hall.

Music and stalls around the Lock Out theme will follow in the theatre and bar area of Liberty Hall.

This year’s theme will be ’1913/2013: unfinished business’. The unfinished business includes the legal recognition of trade unions in all employments and negotiating rights for all members.

It also includes a policy of resistance to austerity imposed by the government at the behest of the troika. Resistance to unemployment; to relentless cuts in transport, health services, education, social welfare, community services, and in provision for the needy.

Job creation can never be seriously addressed in a climate of austerity. Oil and water don’t mix. The Irish Congress of Trade Unions in its pre-budget submission demanded that the government invest €3 billion per year for the next three years which would create 100,000 new jobs. Congress demanded the introduction of a 48% rate on income over €100,000, a 1% wealth tax and a financial transaction tax. This would go a long way to fund the job investment.

We urge you to mobilise to march on May Day to drive home to government that there is another way. May Day is of particular importance this year, the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Lock Out.

Lets celebrate our past but also show that we will continue to fight for workers rights in the future! Look for the TSSA banner on Wednesday 1 May.

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