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Trade Union Movement in Belfast
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UNION                                                FORMED     JOINED
Belfast Shipwrights' Association                1855         1893 
Newry and Warrenpoint Shipwrights           1889         1893 
The Belfast and Newry & Warrenpoint branches joined The Associated Shipwrights Society in 1893
Source: The Working Class Movement Library

The Irish Trade Union Congress held its 55th annual gathering in Belfast in July 1949.
In his presidential address James Larkin T.D. spoke on the theme, A Common Loyalty The Bridge to Unity.

In the 1970s Andy Barr of Belfast, a member of the Communist Party and a Civil Rights Campaigner, became President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. He retired from the position in 1977.