1 May 2024

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Galway kickstarting events this May Day for the First-ever Trade Union Week

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Galway kickstarting events this May Day for the First-ever Trade Union Week

Galway kickstarting events this May Day for the First-ever Trade Union Week

On this May Day, Galway is kickstarting events to celebrate the country’s first-ever Trade Union Week.

Events are running until next Monday, May 6th, as part of ICTU’s ‘Better in a Trade Union’ campaign – which is aiming to promote the benefits of being a trade union member.

Members and representatives of 44 trade unions affiliated to ICTU are holding events this week in schools, workplaces and retail outlets across the city.

Assistant General Secretary with the Galway Branch of the Forsa Trade Union Michael Kerrigan outlines the highlights of the week:

The President’s issued a message to mark May Day.

Michael D. Higgins wishes’ to those at home and abroad pay special tribute to workers and the trade union movement.

President Higgins says workers owe so much to the trade unionist men and women of Ireland, who played a key role in securing human rights.

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