Union membership dues – Dublin September 1913

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This union contribution book shows the payment of regular membership dues by means of stamps stuck into the book. What’s particularly interesting about it is the hand-written annotation showing that the member, Richard Dunne, a merchant seaman who was affected by the 1913 Lock-out has been allowed eight weeks’ membership without payment. This, and the original 1913 Proclamation, banning the famous Jim Larkin meeting outside the GPO in the 31st August 1913, are currently on display in our museum in the GPO.

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