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Struggling Workers: A History of Fermanagh Trade Unionism

Enniskillen, 01 Dec - 25 Jan

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Struggling Workers:
A History of Fermanagh
Trade Unionism
Continues to 25th January 2020
Enniskillen Castle
Normal Admission Rates Apply
Contact us +44 (0) 6632 5000

This exhibition focuses on how workers in Fermanagh have organised themselves industrially and politically for nearly two centuries. Trade Unions have played a pivotal role in enabling people’s voices to be heard and bringing about change. Early examples include the Masons, Bricklayers and Slaters meeting in Enniskillen Townhall in 1826 to decide the length of the working week. In more recent times in the 1990s, when local trade unionists campaigned to demand an end to violence and intimidation.

Through Trade Union emblems, objects and local press excerpts, this exhibition traces the role of Trade Unions locally and highlights an often neglected but central part of our heritage. It has been researched and drawn together by Jim Quinn, a local Trade Union activist for over 40 years and an honorary member of the Fermanagh Council of Trades Unions. This exhibition marks nearly two centuries of worker’s progress and the centenary of the Fermanagh Council of Trades Unions.

Contact details

Enniskillen Castle, Co.Fermanagh, Northern Ireland BT747HL Enniskillen Castle
Enniskillen
Fermanagh
BT74 7HL
Tel: (028)6634 6736
Email: tanya@fermanaghlakelands.com

Opening times:

Continues to 25th January 2020

Prices:

Normal Admission Rates Apply

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United Kingdom

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Credit/Debit Cards Accepted

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