TERMS ACCEPTED—WITH CONDITIONS.
NO NEED OF A BALLOT
(Received April 8, 10.35, a.m.)
SYDNEY, April 8. ! The executive of the Northern Colliery Employees' Federation, in reply to the proprietors' proposals regarding Lambton B and Stockdale bore-hole, are quite prepared to accept a trihunal comprising representatives from each side and an independent . chairman, and to allow resumption of Svork there simultaneously with the* opening of proceedings before the Board, on the understanding that the awards. are retrospective" from resumption,- s- but I they cannot agree to any method of j settlement which does not give the Federation equal rights with the proprietors. They decline the ballot suggested by the proprietors, stating that they know the men's minds sufficiently to enable them to answer for them.