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A question on Irish Trade Unions and internationalism November 28, 2013

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Economy, Irish Politics, The Left, Unions.
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Here’s an email asking some useful questions which people may have answers to.

I’m currently writing a paper on Irish trade unions and the role of internationalism within the movement. As far as I can see, the first organisation that ICTU joined was the ETUC. However, I’m having difficulty finding information on other unions. I’m particulary interested in SIPTU (ITGWU & FWUI), the ATGWU (Unite) and the TEEU.

Do you know of any publications that might deal with such themes?

I appreciate any help whatsoever.

If you have any suggestions please use comments below or email them at irishinternationalism@gmail.com

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1. CL - November 28, 2013

Perhaps eventually new policies as well as new parties will begin to emerge.

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2. PhilF - November 28, 2013

About four years ago I did an interview of Tommy McKearney for a NZ left paper. I’ve finally put it up on a blog that I’m involved in. It covers the founding and development of the Independent Workers Union, the Provos and the ‘peace’ process, and a bit more. It can be read at:

http://rdln.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/building-a-class-struggle-trade-union-in-ireland-interview-with-tommy-mckearney/

Phil

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