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REAs probably protected by Industrial Relations Act 2012
Ballot on industrial action in Bus Éireann
SIPTU manufacturing conference launches declaration on workplace innovation
Agreement reached in Killarney Golf Club dispute
Strike action deferred at Shanganagh Waste Water Treatment Plant
Historic banners to the fore in Dublin May Day march
May Day in Belfast
Congress says time to abandon failed austerity and build a fair recovery
SIPTU calls for caution in regard to use of internships
Survey finds that 94% of young people do not want to emigrate
SIPTU welcomes C&AG report on Skills Programme fund
Nash questions closure of National Ambulance Control Centre
SIPTU welcomes ECJ court ruling in favour of Waterford Crystal workers
James Connolly Bridge campaign petition
SIPTU welcomes auditing of Department of Education building projects
SIPTU shop steward elected on to St. James Hospital Board
SIPTU meets with Diamond Innovations management to discuss threatened job losses
MANDATE Trade Union
Derry May Day and the Factory Girls
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to meet with youth workers
Galway’s trade union heritage celebrated
End Bangladesh's anti-union laws
View of Dublin City from the top of Liberty Hall
Caution needed over IBEC call to ease back on austerity
Global Labour Column
Action X Protest
James Connolly Memorial Lecture
Darkness into Light 5K Walk/Run
Fair Hotel
Book Sale in aid of Docklands Senior Provider Forum
Larkin Credit Union
The James Plunkett Short Story Award
Supporting Quality Campaign!
SIPTU Basic English Scheme
VHI Health Insurance
SIPTU Membership Services - Travel Insurance
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James Connolly Bridge campaign petition

SIPTU supports the campaign to name the new bridge to span the Liffey at Marlborough Street, Dublin, the ‘James Connolly Memorial Bridge’. 

James Connolly was one of the most prominent leaders of the workers of Dublin during the 1913 Lockout and the 1916 Easter Rising in which he gave his life. During the 1913 Lockout, the workers of Dublin suffered unimaginable conditions to ensure a fairer and better life for all citizens. While this suffering was prolonged and many people played a pivotal role it was James Connolly who consistently showed a sense of leadership and inspired belief in the working people of Ireland.

Although last century saw a number of memorials to James Connolly, now more than ever we need to be reminded of the hope and inspiration embodied in his life. Naming the new bridge the James Connolly Bridge will encourage the citizens of Dublin to take inspiration from the past, not only by remembering James Connolly’s role in those historic times for the labour movement and in the struggle for Irish independence, but also the courageous commitment of the thousands of people he led.

Please take a minute to sign the petition and ask others to do the same.

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