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LIMERICK GAS STRIKE RESOLVED: WORKERS TO RECEIVE WAGE INCREASE |

LIMERICK GAS STRIKE RESOLVED: WORKERS TO RECEIVE WAGE INCREASE

The gas workers’ strike in Limerick reached a conclusion yesterday, with both parties reaching an agreement that includes a significant wage increase for the workers. After days of negotiations, the striking employees are set to receive an additional two shillings per week in their wages, marking a significant victory for the labour force.

One of the primary issues addressed in the negotiations was the demand for higher wages, reflecting the workers’ concerns about their standard of living and economic security. The agreed-upon wage increase represents a substantial improvement in their financial compensation and is expected to positively impact the livelihoods of the workers and their families.

Additionally, as part of the settlement, the workers will be compensated for the time they spent idle during the strike. This provision ensures that the employees are not financially penalized for participating in the industrial action and underscores the fair resolution of the dispute.

The successful resolution of the strike highlights the effectiveness of dialogue and negotiation in addressing labour disputes. By engaging in constructive discussions, both the workers and the management were able to find common ground and reach a mutually acceptable agreement.

The settlement brings an end to the disruption caused by the strike and restores normal operations to the gas facilities in Limerick. With the strike resolved, the focus now shifts to maintaining positive labour-management relations and ensuring the continued smooth functioning of essential services in the community.

As the gas workers return to their duties with improved wages and working conditions, the resolution of the strike serves as a testament to the importance of collective bargaining and compromise in achieving fair and equitable outcomes for workers in Limerick and beyond.

Evening Irish Times – Saturday 30 October 1915

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