PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEES
Maoriland Worker, Volume 11, Issue 192, 18 August 1920, Page 9
PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEES
?Joni!( ]liiiiu;g»t;i>i lir.incli The Mount iVhumnmii Branch of the i New Zealand Workers' Union covers! a wide area in which sections are or-i gunisecl at Tauranga Bridge, Te Puke ' Quarry, Avapmiga, M;uut;i, Awakeri. ■ and Tueatua. Each section elects its'' own committee and appoints its own j check inspector. ■ ! A conference of delegates from each! section was held at Te Puke (.ii July! ! 24, and it vva.'S decided rlutt the hetul-j i quarters of Uiis Public Works uKUvict: I should be at: Mount Mansunui v. here! jso2iie 75 men arc , empiyed. Auo-j gother there are FiOO men working tit, the various points mentioned, un-1 it' iis expected (hat the majority '.■£ >.i>i-Ee ! will shortly be in the Union. ! Nominations have been called for! j the position of secreuvy, ;iiu! 'ments made for financing the i.nvities of the branch in conjuii''.iiiin villi: the Now Zealand Workers' Un:on ] Head Office. " | j At a meeting of the Mount I'&n-j I ganui section on July 2S, Q-:g. . ;er i Mclnerney gave it as his opiiiii.a ti.at the subscriplioj] to Tin; Wtnk.'r v&s entirely voluntary. (Head Office explains that this is XOT so. Onjy the levy is vohmiary, ijut inular a e'ecision of the last conCcrcr.ce, with Mr. Mcinerney in attendance, no Worker will be supplied to members who refuse to pay the levy. This course was adopted because at the present price of paper non-payment of the levy makes it impossible to supply The Worker except at serious loss. For this reason all members are urged to pay the levy and get Tfie "Worker where a record of their Union business is published weekly.—C.G.) The acting-secretary, Mr. A. J. P. Beetic, enrolled 23 new members while on a one-day voluntary organis- ' ing trip. George Ravage, Tahora, reports that. ( flic men employed here are pleased ; (o hear that the agreement with the < Department has btvu endorsed by the , Cabinet, and they are convinced that j the successful negotiations conducted on their behalf by the N.tf.W.U. will < greatly assist organisation throughout the country, lie states that the Department njiioials intend to make the operation of the agreement easy. ' H.Tin and t!io bad conditions of the ( roads have prevented the- thorough N organisation desired in iliis i*i;;trict, j' but a membership of 100 for the! 1 ' branch is confidently (.'xpeetetl by j * September. At a meeting on Ju'y '■ 18 the men agreed to the proposals made by the V.M.C.A.