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24th November public sector strike in Ireland
ireland / britain | workplace struggles | news report Tuesday December 01, 2009 22:42 by Andrew - WSM wsm_ireland at yahoo dot com
On the 24th of November something extraordinary happened in Ireland. Some 250,000 workers acted together in a day-long strike against the public sector wage cuts planned by the government. The vast majority of these workers had never gone on strike before, yet across almost all workplaces the strike involved 90% or more of those working.
Number of strike days each year - the 2009 is just for Thursdays strike, in fact the final figure would include the many small disputes that have gone on this year
This strike took place in the face of hysterical attacks on public sector workers, which included one business commentator suggesting that those going to strike were guilty of High Treason. Conviction for High Treason when Ireland was under the British empire used to involve the person being hung until they had passed out, then being revived so a hole could be cut in their belly and their entrails dragged out before an axeman would cut off their limbs one by one and then, finally, chop off their head. The Class War is clearly escalating from the point of view of the capitalist class!