Independent Workers Union of Ireland
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|Office location||Cork, Ireland|
The Independent Workers Union of Ireland is a trade union in Ireland with its headquarters in Cork City. It was formed by Irish workers dissatisfied with the trade union movement in Ireland which it states, has "become nothing more than an arm of the state and management." It has over 1,000 paying members organised in 7 Branches in Ireland and is affiliated to the ideals of early Irish trade unionists such as James Connolly and Jim Larkin. It is not affiliated to the main Trade Union Umbrella body the ICTU.
The IWU and its members campaigned against the Lisbon Treaty and continue to campaign vigorously against austerity measures being introduced by a right wing government.
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