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6 May 1999 Edition

Unity is strength

6 May 1999

May Day came and went last weekend. Across Ireland most us took time out to enjoy the good weather, many oblivious to the reason why we have a bank holiday on the first Monday in May. The same way the vast majority of Irish workers are ignorant of the fact they owe their right to paid annual holidays to the women laundry workers who in the late 1940s fought a bitter and long dispute to win a basic right. Free article

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