James Larkin born for the change

James Larkin brought changes to how things were done in England. These changes have since then been adapted all over the world. As some people implement them, others do not know where certain ideas began.

Employees and people who worked hard labor in England were maltreated. Those who were more experienced were paid more, and the reverse is true. Age was also a consideration in employment. Despite the fact that young men and ladies were employed, their wages greatly depended on how old they were.

James Larkin sought employment when he was still so young. His father passed on and left him, 14 years of age and confused. He was born at a time when people feared to fight for their rights and demand for equality. When James Larkin sought to replace his father in the place where the senior Larkin operated from, he was dismissed.

Two years was enough for the firm to realize that James Larkin needed more training. This was hurtful to Jim because the job he had was all that supported his family. Losing it meant that they would spend most of the nights sleepless and hungry.

James Larkin never forgot the fact that he was blessed with courage and a voice to speak up. Therefore, as he worked in the docks as one of the foremen, he led a strike with a few of his colleagues. He had reached a point where losing his job mattered less to him. What mattered more is the result at the end.

In truth, his recruitment into NUDL is what brought the most changes into trade unionism. Nobody had ever witnessed such boldness as James Larkin displayed. He was fearless and dedicated. He would not rest until he had achieved what he was fighting for, which in simple terms is equality for all workers. Read more: Jim Larkin | Wikipedia and Jim Larkin | Biography

ITGWU, the Irish Trade, and General Workers’ Union went a step further and brought together laborers of Irish descent.

James Larkin desired to have them all under one union that would cater for their rights and support their aspirations. James Larkin then lost his friend to a revolt in Ireland.

This led him to form his final union, and this came before his arrest in the United States. The charges that surrounded his detainment were criminal anarchy among others.

He was, therefore, to be sent back to his country of origin. Jim Larkin was not ecstatic about it, but he faced this positively. He died when his time came.

Learn more about Jim Larkin:

http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/artsfilmtv/books/the-definitive-biography-of-big-jim-larkin-372254.html and http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/easterrising/profiles/po08.shtml

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