Southland Sawmill Workers
Maoriland Worker, Volume 13, Issue 50, 12 December 1923, Page 2
Southland Sawmill Workers
general meeting of the Sawmill Union was held in the La- Wi&r Sail, Intfereaxgill, on 24/11/28. 'JsOsk president (Ma*. T. Halpin) oo- tiae chair, asd there was a fats' pS«isiiaaKje of members. Vv was .received from J. O'Brien, M.P. for Westland, B&acHsiedglag iftonoy forwarded toy lbfe.«eoretary on .behalf of the women of the ioeked-*rat miners West Coast. He stated that §&ne? -ware only «hie to pay out 8/6 gjiteir week to adults, and from 1/- to |8»- pea* week to children. The pre" argent spoke strongly an favour of fur-;} support for .the Jocked-out mm!-• pS£> end, on the motion of Messrs. f. fe&SKweUer and Mcßeath, the secretary £»as instructed to issue a list to all $&egates for the purpose of raising $k further sum for the locked-out lifters' wives and children. A communication was received §oin Mr. W. Nasih, National Secretary iZ. JLabour Party, acknowledging rejipt of money from the Union tosteards the establishment of a RegsbsS-ch Information Bureau. Tire pyriter also stated that the fund now Jfcyceeded £670, and hopes were eni&rtained of having the £1000 before $he New Year. V A communication was received from m&Lt. W. Lee, Tuatapere, forwarding E2&12/10/-, being members' subscrip• (jklcns. ~k A communication was received llErom the Inspcetor of Factories, JyDunedin, stating that a recent in.; tepection of the mills in Catlins River &ad been made and, as a result, he i;iiad issued on several employers d-e- improvements to the accommodation. Hβ also stated that jSt was his Intention to enforce the i'tortnightly pay in accordance with Award. Mr. T. Roberts wrote, forwarding] j-io on behalf of members at Kahuika' jiJaud stating that everything was" work- satisfactorily at his mill. i Mr. R. JDonaldson, delegate at Port"i wrote forwarding £10/10/- inj Members' subscriptions. j! Several members wrote asking the secretary to negotiate on their behalf; I in regard to their half pay on ac, count of accidents, i It was decided to defer the propos- I ed Dominion agreement until the I Siual meeting for consideration. The secretary stated that he had vii sited mills at Colac Bay, Orepuki, Clifden, Otautau, Gorge /*fioad, Bushsiding, Catlins' .Hlver, and Seaward Bush Ldne. TwentyjpSiree new members were enrolled [said £100 was received in members' contributions. The following nominations for of:gS.ce-bear&rs were received for the en- year:— President —Mr. Tim. Halpin (Qtau- Jtau) Mr. T. Breayley (X.ochiel); and E. Randall (Tahakopa). f Vice-President.—Mr. M. Hughes Mr. Chas. Doyle (Lochiel) itAx. James Faulknor (Bu&hsiding); Mr. D; Mclntyre (Tawanui, Cat■/■Hins). Trustees.—Messrs. J. Alsweiler (In•■' -arercargill), and G. Williams (Woodend). Treasurer.—Mr. D. Scott (Otautau) vj&lr. R. Mcßeath (Nightcaps); and Chas. Brookes (Tahakopa). Auditor (elected unopposed).—Mr. l£j, Neil (Inver car gill). »Comraittee.—-Messrs. Jim Smith via Mataura), Tom Find- (Waitane, via Mataura), T. Wil- (Hekeia), N. McPhee (Taha- T. O'Connell (Tahakopa), Rob" Fi-aser (Tahakopa), T. Cleaver Ba:y), T. Breayley (Lochiel). CiM. Cahill (Limehills), C. Bates (Waly ibnra), F. Wybrow (Niagara), T. Bry'' hn (Oreptiki), P. Hudson (Walhoaka), ST. Meek (Wyndham), W. Bishop W. Pope (Otautau), H. i 6. P. Patterson (Wyndham), J. Mc- JJEenzie (Gorge Road), J. Taylor (To J, Enrlght (Bushsiding), C. R. jOonaldson, (Port SOraig), G. Density (Tuatapeie), G. (Tuatapere), A. Chisholm '(Paradise), G. Blanks (Invercargill).