Jim Larkin’s Effort in Taking Care of Irish Workers

It was evident that the workers in Ireland had a bad working environment in the twentieth century. The situation was such that a certain percentage of the workers were not qualified for the work and the labor union only catered for the people who had knowledge thus being educated.

Unfortunately, the workers who were not qualified had no pay as well as their working environment was not pleasant, this was obviously insecure and moreover, they had no support from different companies. Their grievances were never looked at. Furthermore, the well-known national agencies took care of politics and assumed the difficulties that the people who worked experienced.

James Larkin was born in Liverpool and is currently from Ireland. Larkin’s parents were emigrants. The berth was is working place. He participated in a strike that helped in the year 1905.

This strike gave him the courage and motivation to be more concerned on equality of peoples’ rights, socialism and better working environment for each and every worker. Later on in the year 1906, he turned out to be the chief organizer for the National Union of Dock Labourers (NUDL). After that year he moved to Ireland. Read more: James Larkin | Biography

The first thing James did as soon as he moved to Belfast was an attempt to establish a labor force that would take care of unskilled workers. Nevertheless, NUDL made a decision of associating with business holders and was done with Larkin.

However, Jim was so determined in making his objectives a reality thus he began his union. He called it The Irish Transport and General Workers Union (ITGWU). In a span of three years, the union registered as the top organization in Ireland.

His work included systemizing the Ireland workers, a job that was resisted by William Martin Murphy. Martin Murphy did not believe in anything to do with changed because he was an old-school nationalist. He was the holder of Dublin United Tramway Company (DUTC).

He went ahead to tell his worked to disclaim ITGWU, failure to which they will lose their jobs, this took place in 1913. Moreover, in August 26th James Larkin prepare the workers of ITGWU to strike.

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