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LANCASHIRE COLLI RS AND THE…

VEHICULAR ACCIDENT X PONTYPRIDD.

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MR. McDONALD, M.P., ON THE…

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MR. McDONALD, M.P., ON THE EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY ACT. At the National Conference of Miners* Dellogstef4 at Manchester, Tuesday, the Chairman MrJio UonaUl, jW.P., urged that for the men to contract themselves <Stat of the Act. as desired by m*ny of -hs employers, especially in Lancashire, wouid amount to an ac- knowledgement that they had been wrong in their 20 years' agitatiou. If it were merely a monetary measuie there might be some reasonableness in the employers' proposal, but the miners and Ie. gisiolturs, had all along considered thu the prim" object of the Act was to promote snfgty. He op- posed contracting out of the Act on the grunnd that such a Bourse was contrary to good morajg slid that it favoured the idea that life was to be bjught and sold inJSngland to-day as much as it used to be in the plantations of Old Virginia. If the meif con- tracted out of the Act they could not with a good grace approach Parliament for any further protec- tive legislation. If tho Act did not fit the owners with the responsibilities which some of their advo- cates said rested upon the contractors, Ae., why were the employers making such a fuqø about it ? He argued that when contractors undertook certain work the owners required it to be done under cer- tain conditions, and that, consequently, the contrac- tors wert merely agents in the matter: and he pointed cut that under the Mines Rogaiation Aot contractors could have no power in the management of a mine. The same remark applied to the work- men, and he heldrthat, with regard to tSe trimmers, the emplcyers were bound to protect them in the roadways; and that when at the face they had the protectior of the special rules. Whatever moot points there might be, tho men ought not to bind their hancs down so that they could not raise their voice agaiist any unjust decision. He locked upon the actioi of the masters who were making it a sine qua non of employment in their pits that the men mus; contract themselves out of the .Act. as being something worse than Boycottism." Unless the men were prepared to evade the law, they were told a effect that they must starve. (Shame.) Possibly tie employers might triumph in dictating to the men starvation or a broken lav but if they did h. warned them that they would eventually raise some.hing that would tell against them with tenfold force. What< ver they might do, they eould not kill theaspirations of the people. Several resolutions were passed, and atuong the speakers was Mr. David Morgan, of fountain Ash, who seconded the resolution in favour of making a law to make ',it illegal for either employers or em- ployed to contract out of the Act.

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