The feeling on the ground

As 30,000 workers took part in a protest in Dublin last Friday, emotions were running high

7th November, 2009

‘Workers unite, unions must fight’’ was the cry from a megaphone in Parnell Square, Dublin, last Friday. A more apt starting point for the national day of protest in the capital might have been the James Connolly memorial near Liberty Hall.

About 30,000 workers - the majority from the public sector - gathered in the city centre to vent their anger and frustration at possible pay cuts in the forthcoming budget.

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