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Lurgan Coat of Arms The Armagh Guardian


13 March, 1889  

FEMALE OPERATIVES STRIKE

Three thousand female operatives in the Lurgan district of the Ulster linen, trade are out on strike against certain new rules, which they contend will so increase work as to be equivalent to a reduction of wages of from fifteen to twenty per cent. The strike entails in Lurgan alone a loss of 1000 weekly in wages. Great efforts are being made to bring about an agreement upon the points in dispute.

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