Date Released: 14 December 2016
A commemoration of the 103rd anniversary of the fatal wounding of Alicia Brady, who was injured by gunfire during the 1913 Lockout, will take place in the Connolly Hall, Liberty Hall, Dublin 1, on Friday, 16th December, at 1.00 p.m.
The event will include discussion of the events surrounding the death of the 16-year-old trade union activist, musical performance and the awarding of the Alicia Brady Award for Workers Rights Activism to the Early Years educators of Ireland.
SIPTU National Campaigns and Equality Organiser, Karan O’Loughlin, said: “For many years the story of Alicia Brady had been largely ignored. Her story and that of other young women workers must be remembered, they can no longer be written out of history.”
She added: “On Friday, we will remember Alicia Brady and highlight the campaign of workers in the Early Years sector who are struggling to have the importance of their work recognised and adequately rewarded. The event is open to all those who have an interest in celebrating the role of trade union activists both in the past and now.”
The event is organised by the Young Workers Network, the SIPTU Dublin District Council, the SIPTU Equality Committee, the Big Start Campaign and the Irish Labour History Society.