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Caption   A view of an ITGWU (Irish Transport and General Workers' Un...
Description   A view of an ITGWU (Irish Transport and General Workers' Union) banner, in RTE in August 1984. The banner is that of the Limerick No 1 branch of the union. The name of the union and its branch is printed at the top of the banner, along with the slogan "The Union makes us strong". It is decorated with two images; one is of a red hand, the other is a drawing of James Connolly. The slogan "Unity is Strength" is printed above this image of Connolly. Two flags - the Irish tricolour and a blue flag with the starry plough on it - are in the centre of the banner. The name of the union and the quotation "Ni Saoirse Go Saoirse Lucht Oibre" (There is no freedom without workers' freedom) is printed along the bottom. A man can be seen on the bottom right of shot holding one side of the banner.

It is uncertain why these photographs of ITGWU banners were taken. Possibly they were meant to publicise an RTE television documentary on the ITGWU, 'Awaiting the Revolution', which was broadcast on 29 November 1984. Founded by Jim Larkin in 1908, the ITGWU merged with the FWUI (Federated Workers' Union of Ireland) to from SIPTU in 1990.  
Collection   RTÉ Stills Department  
Photographer   Harding, Peter  
Date of photograph   01/Aug/1984
(01/Aug/1984 - 01/Aug/1984)  
Rights holder   RTÉ  
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