DCTU 'Mayday' events in Dublin (actually April 29)


Announcement from the Dublin Council of Trade Unions of their Mayday events which will actually be held on Sunday 29th April starting at 1pm. May Day celebrations: ‘Global Day for Fair Pay’

This year the Dublin Council of Trade Unions, in conjunction with the Youth Committee of the ICTU, are celebrating May Day with an afternoon festival on the theme of ‘Global Day for Fair Pay’.

As this year is the 100th Anniversary of the great 1907 strike in Belfast we wish to tie in with the celebrations of that event in that city. So our events will be on Sunday 29th April, commencing at 1 p.m. with the traditional parade from Parnell Square.

This year too is the European year for equal opportunities and the Bicentenary of the abolition of the legal British slave trade from Africa. The organisers wish to once again focus on the new makeup of our population and workforce and to celebrate and include in ‘May Day’ our new workers and their positive addition to the country. Also to advocate the organisation of all workers in trade unions to combat super-exploitation. So a part of the day will be a multi-cultural festival to be held in the Customs House area.

The parade will proceed to the Customs House where there will be some short speeches and music. From 2 p.m. there will be various stalls and attractions in the park beside the Customs House.

Trade unions, community organisations, campaigns and political organisations are invited to join the parade with their banners at Parnell Square at 1 p.m.

More details of the day to follow.