Date Released: 10 October 2013
The 1913 Lockout Tapestry and historical trade union banners are being exhibited in the National Museum, Collins Barracks, Dublin, from Thursday, 10th October, until Sunday, 17th November.
The exhibition entitled ‘Banners Unfurled’ features all 30 panels of the 1913 Lockout Tapestry along with 18 trade union banners and full size reproductions.
Launching the exhibition SIPTU General Secretary, Joe O’Flynn, said the exhibition was another successful event in the centenary commemoration of the 1913 Lockout.
“These commemorations have attempted to connect the events of the Lockout with the current issues of decent work for everyone, the right of people to join trade union without fear of intimidation and the right to collective bargaining,” Joe O’Flynn said.
Addressing Minster for State, Jimmy Deenihan, who was in attendance, O’Flynn called upon the Government to make good its commitment to legislate for the right to collective bargaining “during the period of the Lockout commemorations.”
In his address Minister Deenihan acknowledged that new legalisation in the area of workers rights “was very much part of what the Lockout commemorations are all about.”
The National Museum, Collins Barracks, is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. and Sunday 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.