Maoriland Worker, Rōrahi 4, Putanga 132, 15 Hereturikōkā 1913, Page 5
Granity Miners Union, through Secretary Williams, forward's its first quarters' contributions to both the United Federation of Labor and the S.D.P. This union is one of the most militant organisations in the Dominion, and intends to keep the position so proudly occupied for some time.
The Westport-Stockton Miners have also demonstrated their recognition of the class struggle in many ways. They too, instructed their secretary P. Niven, to send along their first quarter's contribution to help build up a movement that will be all-powerful and irresistible.
The Nelson Waterside Workers have come to light too with their affiliation fees, a letter from Secretary Frank Dv Feu reaching headquarters last week. The Nelson men want unity despite the yowling of a pitiful band of disruptionists.
The Huntly Miners after the stress and storm of a cruel struggle lasting over many months, have emerged with their ranks solidified, and an earnest desire to be once more with their mates in the struggle for better things. Affiliation fees reached this office from there last week,.
The Blackball Mjners' Union has unanimously decided to join both the United Federation and the S.D.P., according to a letter sent by Secretary Rogers. In addition, tbe first quarter's contributions came promptly to hand. Blackball is ever to the fore.
The Westport Waterside Workers, says Secretary Hirter, have decided to join both the industrial and political movements. Capitation fees from the union reached the Head Office safely. The Westport men have ever been a a splendidly solid body of workers.
The Nelson Laborers' Union, per Secretary Wrigley, forwards their first quarter's contribution to the- U.F.L. This body of men though not too strong numerically, are anxious to build up a live movement and to make their organisation a power in beautiful, sunny Nelson.
The Wellington Waterside Workers decided by large majorities last week to link up with the U.F.L. and S.D.P. Prior to the ballot Messrs. Tvogear and Hickey addressed a big nice;iug in the shelter room upon the rindi-vs o! forigress. This organisation is Tap idly forging ahead and its members are revolutionising the conditions of their labor, through their militancy.
Enquiries continue to io'.l ;r. for information -c the decisions r.f recent Congress. With but very rare ci.ceptions,
the note struck is one of accord with the findings of the July Congress and a determination to bring its decisions to a successful issue. * * * If any organisation or any person is desirous of obtaining information regarding the United Federation of Labor don't hesitate, drop a line to the Secretary. The answer and any information available will be gladly supplied. * * # It is the intention of the United Federation to penetrate quarters not yet touched by any form of organisation. There are thousands of workers who could be easily enrolled if approached. Do you know of any such group or locality? If so, drop a note along. We must reach the nethermost points of these Islands. * * * Let the enthusiast remember that one of the most effective means of making men understand the need of sound unity is by education. Get your union members wise te the official organ of the U.F.L., The Maori-land Worker. Every sub. means added strength and intelligence in both bodies, and we need all we can get of both. * * # If there is any union in New Zealand desirous of a speaker representing this organisation don't forget that the Executive will try and supply one. Communicate with the Secretary, Box 108, Wellington, and he will let you know when one can be supplied. » * * Constitutions of either organisation, i.e., United Federation of Labor or Social Democratic Party, can be supplied unions at the rate of 6s. per hundred, postage extra. This covers tbe bare cost of printing and leaves no margin at all for "profits." • * A copy of the Report of Congress has been forwarded to all delegates attending. If by any mis-chance any delegate has not received a copy, don't get huffy but sit down and write the Secretary, and on© will be forwarded forthwith. * ■ • The Palmerston North Carpenters bare endorsed Congress findings and are linking up wtih both bodies, according to a letter received from chairman Hodgens.