Reception marks 100 years of Wexford Unions 30/05/17 : the chronicle.ie

Reception marks 100 years of Wexford Unions 30/05/17

| May 30, 2017

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From the town of the great Pierces lock=out early last century the trade union movement has always had a special place in the fabric of Wexford town.

Unions were strong, workforces throughout the town heavily organised and the local Trade Union Council was for years an influential and important organisation.

While union membership is in decline and the influence of the Council is not what it once was members past and pre4sent were out in force last week at the Wexford Municipal Council paid tribute to the organisation as it celebrated its 100th birthday.

Mayor Frank Staples traced the history of trade unionism in Wexford and paid tribute to all those who had played such an important role in securing workers’ rights over the decades.

Patricia King, the general secretary of the Congress of Trade Unions travelled to Wexford to attend the Civic Reception held to mark the important milestone in the history of the Wexford Unions.

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