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Shop Assistants' Meeting at Treorky. On Tuesday, a well attended meeting 01 shop assistants was held at the Barmouth Temperance Hotel, to form a branch of the National Union of Shop Assistants, Ware- housemen and Clerks. Mr T. Harris, Fern- dale was in the chair, and was supported by Messrs W. Higgins, Porth, 1. Cole Morgan and Reynolds, Pentre, and W. Job, Fern, dale. A few introductory remarks were made by the Chairman, who congratulated be Treorky shop assistants upon the spirit shewn in their desire to unite themselves together. Mr W. Job, Ferndale, spoke also in a mmilay strain, and clearly demonstrated to them the principles of organisatlMi, together with the benefits derived from a strong union. The shop assistants were to-day the worst paid of all classes of labour through the want of a proper organisation, but they had better prospects in store for them if they only were loyal to each other. He earnestly exhorted them to work patiently and steadfastly, and thereby gain the sympathy of others in their behalf. Public men of to-day were already taking an active part in their cause, and the Bill brought forward last week in the House of Commons by Sir Charles Dilke, M-P, proved that they would not be left alone in the just fight for a better system of Irving and a fair wage. Mr W. Higgins, Porth, also pressed upon them the necessity of forming themselves in a powerful organisation, and a power that would be felt in the country- They themselves, as assistants, were the came ;.0 a great extent of their present depression and it was they who, by their united efforts, were the means of obtaining better conditions Mr J. Cole Morgan, Pentre, pormised te asms* the Treorky branch in every possible manner ta bring it to an ultimate success, and he treated the Treorky and Pentre b,Iho would soon be the lsigeet branches in the district. At the doss, a strong committee was formed and the following offioers were elected:âMr Thomas, president; Mr Lewis,; vioe-prssideal; Mr Morgan, secretary; and MM Tfcoaae, treaeures. A hearty vote off thank* was accorded tbe speakers and chair- man for their able addressee.

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