Strike not futile
Published 28/11/2012 | 05:00
• In respect of your editorial ('ICTU's strike call futile and harmful', Irish Independent November 26), I was affronted by some of the inaccurate content, particularly when it clearly was contradicted by the main article. I have set out below precisely what I did say – all 181 words. Perhaps you will be kind enough to ensure that it is reproduced accurately.
"I'll put this (speech) away, and I'm going to tell you how to get a general strike; and the very first thing you do is you make sure you're in a trade union.
"Are you all in unions? And the next thing you do, is you go back to your work places if you're fortunate enough to have one, and you talk to your comrades and colleagues, and you need to persuade them that it's in their best interests that they need to take industrial action to defend you, them and their class.