Diarmaid L. Fawsitt Archive Section 1 Desc. List.

Descriptive List of the Personal Archive of Diarmaid L. Fawsitt

Reference: PR81/1/6/E/13/02


1942 (1939)

Title: Level:

Reports of Wages Tribunals, with some related papers

Extent: 18 items


Scope and Content: Reports by tribunals on particular applications for wages orders, together with some loose items concerning applications, not relating to specific applications covered in PR81/1/6/A/4/01. The following reports are present: Hammond Lane Metal Company and Foundry, Dublin Grist Mill Workers, Dundalk and Drogheda Motor Mechanics, Dublin Gas Workers, Cork Timber Felling, Coolkelure, Dunmanway Consensed Milk Workers, Limerick [undated draft copy letter on behalf of the Condensed Milk Company

of ireland (1928) Ltd Limerick, present] Moy (Freshwater) Salmon Fishery, Ballina Silver Cutlery, Dublin

Coffin Mountings, Dublin Liffey Dockyard, Dublin

Also present are four letters dated September from the Department of Industry and Commerce to Fawsitt, regarding advisory tribunals on wages. Two of the items, dated 29 September, refer to warehousemen at IAWS, Dublin, and to Jewellery & Metal MFG Co, Dublin. Placed at the end of the file are loose items evidently relating to tribunals but not clearly fitting with the foregoing. Items include the following: Agreement between Wexford Gas Consumers Company and Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union, 29 April 1940, and undated table showing wages of employees of Wexford Gas Co; page showing present wages of workers at Cork cinemas (Palace, Ritz, and Coliseum) and at Galway cinemas (undated).

Reference: PR81/1/6/E/13/03



Title: Level:

Arbitration, Edenderry Shoe Company Trade Dispute

Extent: 7 items


Scope and Content: File relating to a trade dispute at Edenderry Shoe Company, in which Diarmuid Fawsitt was appointed arbitrator by the Minister for Industry and Commerce. The file includes the following: letter from W Maguire, Department of Industry and Commerce, appointing Fawsitt as arbitrator with terms of reference to determine whether Bernard McGuinness was dismissed by reason of his appointment as an officer of the Edenderry section of the Drogheda Branch of the National Union of Boot and Shoe Operatives (NUBSO) (20 August 1942); rough page noting attendance, witnesses, and mediators; notice placing all employees on one week’s notice ‘for the purpose of reorganisation’ (7 May 1942); ts statement by NUBSO ‘Circumstances of the dismissal of Mr B McGuinness by the Edenderry Shoe Co’. (1 September 1942); ms transcripts of witness statements; rough page of notes recording the timeline of events in the matter; and an exercise book of note ‘Edenderry Shoe Co Arbitration’ [cover torn]


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