Monday, 21 February 2011

Mick Murphy - Diary of the GAMA Strike

Some of you may remember the GAMA strike from a couple of years back. I certainly do, as it was the campaign that convinced me to join the Socialist Party. The strike was significant for two reasons: Firstly it exposed the corruption and exploitation at the heart of the construction boom and secondly, it was one of the few major industrial actions throughout the era of the Celtic Tiger and Social 'Partnership'. An excellent film made about the strike is still available for free here. While Joe Higgins was by far the most prominent figure in the campaign due to his Dáil seat, SP councillor Mick Murphy played a particularly crucial role in uncovering the scandal and establishing a connection with the workers. Anyway, here is Mick's full diary of the strike. Well worth a read.

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