UNIONISM IN NORTH WALES. • MINERS SUMMONED. As a secret to the recent agitation in North Wales to compel all colliers to join the Miners’ Association, 567 men were summoned at Ruabon Police Court a few weeks ago at the instance of the Wynnstay Colliery Company for absenting themselves from work without giving proper notice. Collective notices had been posted at all collieries stating that the union men would cease work if any nonunionists were employed. The men at three collieriesI—-Wynnstay, 1 —-Wynnstay, Wrexham and Act on, and Gwersyllt—ceased work under such notices, and hence the issue of summonses. At the suggestion of the chairman, counsel held a consultation with the magistrate, at the end of which it was announced that an amicable arrangement had been arrived at on the following terms : The Miners’ Association agree that in future notices to terminate contracts given by the agent or general secretary of the association shall identify the men on whose behalf such notices are given, and the Association will amend .their rules so as to make their notices binding on all men on whose behalf such notices purport to be given. The summonses were then formally adjourned.
The agreement, which is hailed with great satisfaction by both sides will apply to the whole area covered by the North Wales Minors’ Association', and there will be no necessity to proceed with the 800 summonses issued by the Wrexham and Acton aiid Gwersyllt Companies.
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Labour Notes., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 52, 6 April 1907
Labour Notes. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 52, 6 April 1907
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