Interview relating to the Sunbeam Factory, Cork, and textile work.

Interviewer: Catherine Fray

Interviewee: June Hickey

For example:

Catherine Fray: 'Did remember a strike, do you ever remember any strike and if the was a strike or even a fall out, would you think the people would stick together?'

June Hickey: 'No'.

Catherine Fray: 'No way'.

June Hickey: 'No way, I was the only one that went out on strike on me own. (laugh) I did me.

Catherine Fray: 'You?'

June Hickey: 'I am yeah'.

Catherine Fray: 'And what happened then?'

June Hickey: 'I got no wages'.

Catherine Fray: 'Ah. June come on this is serious now'.

June Hickey: 'I got no wages they wouldn't pay me no holiday money, so I sat on the machine on my own'.

Catherine Fray: 'Right'.

June Hickey: 'Yeah, and I got what I wanted'.

Catherine Fray: 'And who's fault was it management?'

June Hickey: 'Management a course'.

Catherine Fray: 'Had it anything to do with the staff, like the wage staff?'

June Hickey: 'No management'.

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