Maoriland Worker, Volume 4, Issue 132, 15 August 1913, Page 8
It was decided at a new conference of the representativ__ of the Co-operative Society, of the Labor Party, and of tho Trade Union Congress, to recommend the establishment of a joint co-operative and Labor board by their respective bodies. It would be the duty of this board to encourage unity of action, and bring about a better cooperation of tho entire Labor movement.
The Labor Party has brought a Bill into Parliament providing for a half-day holiday per week for the agricultural laborers, as well as the establishment of Wages Boards. According to official statistics the. average wages of these workers, including perquisites, amounts to 17s. 6d. per week; as the figures are supplied by the employers, the wage stated is rather above than below the mark.
The Tramway Workers and Carters' Union held its conference in Leeds. A proposition for the affiliation with the Railway Union was referred to the Management Board in order that further enquiries and preparations might be made in connection with the matter. The next movement will bo for the nine hour day, and higher payments for overtime.
The leather workers in Northampton have decided to strike only in case their demand for a 52}-hour week should be refused. The employers have offered them 54 hours.
The question of the affiliation of the Post Office Clerks with the Telegraph Clerks has been so energetically proceeded with that the delegates of both societies will be called upon to give their decision in regard to the matter in tho near future.
The movement among the Hotel am*} Restaurant Employees is making good progress. The employers are . doing their utmost to attract young and more willing hands, in increasing numbers from tho Continent. In this work they are assisted in every conceivable manner by the "yellow" workers unions. The secretary of the English National Centre, Appleton, states, however, that thanks to the international measures taken th, number has now very considerably diminished while the movement has made great strides forward. Another proof of the usefulness of international combination among trade unions.