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Tipperary County Archives - 100 years ago, June 1919

  • Circular letter from the Joint Industrial Council for the Waterworks Undertakings Industry, 2nd June
    2nd June, circular letter from the Joint Industrial Council for the Waterworks Undertakings Industry
  • Letter to Town Clerk Clonmel from Clonmel & District United Trades & Labour Council, 2nd June
    2nd June, letter to Town Clerk Clonmel from Clonmel & District United Trades & Labour Council
  • Letter to Town Clerk Clonmel from the National Union of Labourers, Carters and Riverside Workers, 20th June
    20th June, letter to Town Clerk Clonmel from the National Union of Labourers, Carters and Riverside Workers
  • Letter to Finance Committe, Clonmel Corporation, 21st June
    Letter to Finance Committe, Clonmel Corporation, 21st June
  • Letter from Clonmel Borough Treasurer to Town Clerk Clonmel, 25th June
    Letter from Clonmel Borough Treasurer to Town Clerk Clonmel, 25th June
  • Resolution of Carrick-on-Suir Town Commissioners, 5th June
    5th June, Resolution of Carrick-on-Suir Town Commissioners
  • Resolution of Clonmel Borough Council regarding wages of plumbers, 16th June
    16th June, resolution of Clonmel Borough Council regarding wages of plumbers
  • Resolution of Tipperary S.R. County Council, 14th June
    14th June, Resolution of Tipperary S.R. County Council
  • Resolution of Carrick-on-Suir Town Commissioners regarding bathing in the River Suir, 5th June
    5th June, Resolution of Carrick-on-Suir Town Commissioners regarding bathing in the River Suir
  • Report of Head Constable, Clonmel relating to boys swimming in the River Suir, 6th June
    6th June, Report of Head Constable, Clonmel relating to boys swimming in the River Suir

From the archives June 1919: workmen’s wages & swimming in the River Suir

Although the Irish Labour party decided not to contest the 1918 general election, and as such were outside the political system, workmen’s wages and conditions of work seem to have been of considerable concern at the time. In the archives of Tipperary County we see extensive interaction between a number of trade union organisations and the local government administrative areas of Tipperary. In June 1919, these included correspondence with Clonmel & District United Trades & Labour Council; National Union of Dock Labourers and Riverside workers in Great Britain and Ireland; The Joint Industrial Council for the Waterworks Undertakings Industry; Irish Clerical Workers’ Union; the National Union of Dock Labourers, and Carters and Riverside Workers in Great Britain and Ireland. There were also numerous letters from individuals who believed their wages needed to be reviewed. We see resolutions in all the councils’ minutes improving pay and in some instances improving conditions of work, possibly as a result of these representations.

Also of interest this month were a number of reports relating to local bathing habits along the River Suir. One report from the Clonmel head constable lists the boys who were wearing bathing suits and those who were not!

Tuesday, 25 June, 2019 - 16:15
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