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Strike4Repeal to stage walkout on 8 March

A number of businesses will also support their staff in walking out.

Strike4Repeal members at the Dáil last month.
Strike4Repeal members at the Dáil last month.

STRIKE4REPEAL, A GROUP representing feminist and pro-choice activists, has announced there will be a walkout of their workplaces and universities at 12pm on 8 March.

In Dublin pickets will begin at 10.30am at the Department of Justice, the Department of an Taoiseach and the Department of Health. Strikers will then gather at O’Connell bridge for an action at 12:30.

Strike 4 Repeal’ describe themselves as an “ad-hoc, non-affiliated group of activists, academics, artists and trade unionists”. They are supported by various advocacy groups and college societies.

They had previously warned that if a referendum was not called by 8 March they will hold a national strike. As a referendum has not been called, they are now planning strike actions in over thirty locations internationally, including in every university in Ireland.

A number of businesses will also support their staff in walking out. These include Aungier Danger, A4 Sounds, Bang Bang Café, The Brendan Behan pub, The Elbowroom, Nine Crows Street, Rothar, Sexsiopa.ie and the Townsend bar.

Owner of Bang Bang Cafe Daniel Lambert says: “We are striking for the 12 women who travel across the sea every single day. Radical action is required now, Bang Bang supports this”.

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