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|Image ref no||2042/049|
|Caption||A view of an ITGWU (Irish Transport and General Workers' Un...|
A view of an ITGWU (Irish Transport and General Workers' Union) banner, in RTE in August 1984. The banner is that of the Cavan branch of the union. A photograph of the 1913 baton charge by police against workers, from the RTE Stills Library Cashman Collection, takes up most of the banner. The words "Remember Heroic 1913" are printed underneath the Cashman photo. The name of the branch and union are printed on either side of the photo. The quotation "Ni Saoirse Go Saoirse Lucht Oibre" (There is no freedom without workers' freedom) is printed along the top, while the quotation "The great only appear great because we are on our knees - Let us arise" is along the bottom.
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|
|Date of photograph||
(01/Aug/1984 - 01/Aug/1984)