Solidarity to the Irish Rail Workers

From all at Rebel City Writers, we send our support and solidarity to the rail workers that engaged in a three hour work stoppage this morning to force Iarnród Éireann management into constructive negotiations with the workers and their union. And to the people that were inconvenienced by the industrial action of the workers, their fight is your fight too – AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL!

There is power in a factory, power in the land
Power in the hands of a worker
But it all amounts to nothing if together we don’t stand there is power in a union

Now the lessons of the past were all learned with workers’ blood
The mistakes of the bosses we must pay for
From the cities and the farmlands to trenches full of mud
War has always been the bosses’ way, sir

The union forever defending our rights
Down with the blackleg, all workers unite
With our brothers and out sisters from many far off lands
There is power in a union

Now I long for the morning that they realise
Brutality and unjust laws can not defeat us
But who’ll defend the workers who cannot organise
When the bosses send their lackies out to cheat us?

Money speaks for money, the devil for his own
Who comes to speak for the skin and the bone
What a comfort to the widow, a light to the child
There is power in a union

The union forever defending our rights
Down with the blackleg, all workers unite
With our brothers and out sisters from many far off lands
There is power in a union.

Victory to the workers!!

An Bhreathnadóir

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