Brian Grogan Interview

Brian Grogan Interview

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Brian Grogan recalls growing up in Ballymurphy in the 1940s and 50s. From 1969 until the late 70s Brian was employed as a 'red leader' on temporary contracts at the shipyard Harland and Wolff, and then was laid off. Brian describes his decision to take a fair employment case against the union when he was continually passed over for permanent jobs at the shipyard. In 1981 Brian became the first person to win a case under the fair employment legislation. Because he had exposed the discrimination operating at Harland and Wolff however Brian was unable to work there again. Brian died in 2003.