Rosie Hackett

Irish trade unionist

Rosanna “Rosie” Hackett (1893–1976) was a worker rights activist and trade union leader. She lived in Dublin, Ireland.

Early life Edit

Hackett was born on 25 July 1893, in Dublin, Ireland. Her family was hardworking, but they did not have very much money. They lived in a small, broken, dirty building with many people. Her father died when she was young. A few years later, she worked at a paper store in her hometown to get money.[1]

Achievements Edit

Hackett had a lot of important events in her life. She was a part of many strikes and helped to start the group, IWWU (Irish Women Worker Union). Also, after her death, she had a bridge in Dublin named after her in 2013. (The Rosie Hackett Bridge) [2]

Death and Legacy Edit

Hackett died on 4 July 1976. She was 84 years old and her body was placed in Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland. She was respected for her acts in strikes and helped the Irish economy.[2]

References Edit

  1. Bunbury, Turtle "So, who is Rosie Hackett?" Daily Mail. Gale, 5 Sept. 2013. Biography in Context. Accessed 8 May 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nicholson, C. Brid. "Hackett, Rosie." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2018. World Book Advanced. Accessed 8 May 2018.