1913 Commemoration Committee
Jim Larkin

In 1993 a number of trade unionists, anarchists and other socialists came together to organise commemorations of the 1913 Lockout in Dublin. This occured when the employers locked out all the members of the ITGWU until they would sign a bit of paper leaving that union. After almost a year the workers were forced back to work by starvation but the strength of there fight allowed the ITGWU to recover. The lockout also saw the first workers milita, in the form of the Irish Citizen Army set up to protect the workers from the police and scabs.


a pamphlet produced in 1993 by the committee