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YSTRADGYNLAIS NOTES.

COLLIERY OFFICIALS AS ENCYCLOPAEDIAS.…

I EMPLOYMENT OF GIRLS AT THE…

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EMPLOYMENT OF GIRLS AT THE PIT HEAD. A PROTEST BY MINERS' OFFICIAL I In the course of an interview Mr. J. Wadsworth, M.P., and Mr. H. Smith, of the Yorkshire Miners' Asso- ciation, entered a protest against the action of the management at a certain colliery near Wakefield, in, it was al- leged, employing young girls for the screens at the pit head. Mr. Smith said they had heard that about twenty girls had started this kind of work and that the company desired to employ more. The practice of em- ploying girls in the county had been fought very persisently, and during the discussion at the Home Office with re- gard to the new Mines Act. 1911, this question arose. It was then stated that although no provision had been made in the Mines Act to deal with the matter, they had nothing to com- plain of because the system of employ- ing female labour was dying out. It appeared now an attempt was being made to introduce it again, and so far as the officials were concerned they would resist it at all costs. According to the return of His Majesty's Mines Inspector, in 1911 no females were employed at the collieries in Yorkshire; in 1912 seventeen were returned as workers and the same num- ber last year. ,-00-

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