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bjay

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Re: Work permit
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2019, 07:49:04 PM »
 I was from north America so I needed one.  The chap at Corporation Street dole office who issued my work permit was quite frank about the purpose of work permits. Stormont introduced them to discourage folk from the Republic coming north for work.

welder

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Re: Work permit
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2019, 08:13:52 PM »


I recall in my youth my Father was working night shift on an

open cast coal site working on a drag line. He was half way up

greasing it. Some one started the machine. The cable ran over his left

hand amputating two fingers !!



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JohnKelly

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Re: Work permit
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2019, 02:19:43 AM »

I remember as a boy my Father was picked up by lorry. he

travelled in the back.If you were sick you were knocked out of

bed. Many a sick man might have been worked to death. The

Ganger's name was Joe Carrol.Nearly 50 years later at my Father's

request I drove my Father to an address just outside Blyth. The

man that answered the door was a giant of a man who looked

like Desperate Dan, my Father's old ganger .Still great mates.

A far cry from the days you described above,

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/labourers-raking-in-200k-in-west-gate-wage-bonanza-20191017-p531pz.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_victoria

Viv Spratt

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Re: Work permit
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2020, 05:49:30 PM »
My late husband was doing National Service in Hollywood Barracks in 1960/61. I joined him to live in Chichester Park  Belfast. I needed to get a work permit to be able to work. My jobs were in Whites Milk Bar 60/ and part 61 and then for Ulster Valet Dry Cleaners in 1961. Not easy to obtain at the time.

welder

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Re: Work permit
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2020, 08:03:22 PM »

During the hard winter of the 60's a contractor named Martin Cowley

lost the contract at Newcastle Airport. The contract was won by

Wimpey. My Father worked on the job through the winter as Wimpey

laid concrete runways. He worked on a steam generator that worked

night and day to stop the concrete from cracking in the big freeze.
If the fates decree you're going to lose give them a damn good fight...