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SOUTH WALES MINERS AND COMPULSION.

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SOUTH WALES MINERS AND COMPULSION. I Strike Threat. BALLOT OF COALFIELDS ADVOCATED As was anticipated, the delegates re- presenting the South Wales miners, who met at Cardiff on Wednesday, passed a resolution of protest against the Govern- ment Military Service Bill. They went further, and declared in favour of a national strike if the Govern- ment persisted in placing the measure on the Statute Book. These two resolutions were carried by decisive majorities. The last resolution, however, was modi- fied very materially by another resolut- tion, which was to the effect that no strike should be reported to until a ballot had been taken of the miners of all the coalfields. This means that no strike can be declared unless a two-thirds majority has been secured Though the action of the delegates may appear somewhat disconcerting, the safe- guard thus provided qualifies very materially the "down tools" policy which was advocated in the first instance, and which seemed to appeal to the great maiolity of those present. As a result the representatives of the South Wales coalfield attending the Miners' Federation of Great Britain Con- ference at London on Thursday will vote in favour of a ballot being taken on the question of a national strike. Even though the resolution may be carried, the pcssibility of a two-thirds majority being cast im favour of a strike is a remote contingency, especially in view of the fact that in several coal- fields the voting has been very close. Even in South Wales 35 of the delegates had been given maindates to support the Government, while in regard to several of the others the majorities obtained at the lodges against the Bill were by no means decisive.

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