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TRADE UNIONISTS AT NEWPORT South-Western Counties Federation. The annual meeting of the South- Western Counties Federation of Trades Councils was held at Newport on Saturdav, Councillor J. Chappell of Cardiff. presiding. Mr W, Caclogan, president Newport Trades Couneil, having welcomed the delegates, Mr Carle, Bristol, moved a resolution urging united action on the part of the Trade Union and co-operative societies with the object of aecnring a series of Trade Unionist conditions of employment upon County Council contracts, better housing of the working classes in rural districts, the fall enforcement of the Un- employed Workmen's Act, and greater atten- tion generally by County Councils to the power conferred by Parliament for the benefit of che working classes. The discussion turned mainly upon the introduction of fair wage clauses in contracts. Mr J. Graham; Cardiff, said that unfair labour in the printing trade bad been contracts. Mr J. Graham, Cardiff, said that unfair labour in the printing trade bad been effectively dealt with at Cardiff. The resolu- tion was agreed to. Another proposition urged opon candidates for Parliament the necessity for establishing a safe syetem of old age pensions of not less than 5s per week, the cost to be defrayed out of Imperial taxation. This was carried. An Aberdare Trades Council delegate moved a resolution that as the Federation served no use- fnl end, inasmuch as the existing National Labour Council represented any trades on par- ticular occasions, and all grades of Trade Unionists, it should be dissolved at the end of the present year. Considerable discussion ensued, and after it had been pointed ont that the Fede- ra.tion was only in its infancy the motion was I lost. Mr Harding (Bath) moved that a Labour pro- I gramme be drawn up by this conference to be submitted to all Parliamentary candidates by the affiliated TradeB'Councils. Mr Cadogan (Newoprt) all the execntiva should take the ell matter in band. Mr J. Graham (Cardiff) thought the qaestion should be left to tbe dis- tricts. Their experience at Cardiff was that the candidates on both sides gave them the same answers on Labour questions,with tbe result that they were simply laughed at. Mr Cadogan's motion was carried. Mr Fisher, Cheltenham, moved a resolution pledging the sappcrt of the leapective Councils represented by the Liberal candidates in the various constituencies where no Labour candi- date is running, on condition that the Liberal party withdraw their nominee when opposing Labour candidates. He said that it was of no use drafting out big Labour programmes unless they had the hope of being able to carry them through. As there was no seconder the relolu. tion fell throagh. Mr J. Graham, Cardiff, moved a resolution in favour of asking Parliamentary candidates whether tbey were in favour of a Bill to provide for the extension of workmen's trains and to appeal to local governing bodies to aapport the I same. The motion was carried. Councillor C. Thomas, Newport, submitted a resolution urging upon the delegates the desira- bility of seeing that the,, Act dealing with unem- ployment be used to its utmost capacity in view of the prevailing distress and the likelihood of snch becoming more acute. The present Act on the question was, he said, almost useless. Mr Harding, Bath, Bcouted tha emigration scheme of General Bootbt-g a remedy for the unemployed question. Tbe true remedy was a thorough dealing with the land and the land laws. The resolution was carried. Bristol and Exeter eent invitations for the Federation to bold its next annual meeting, and Bristol was selected. Mr W. Cadogan, Newport, was elected president for the next year, and Mr Carle, Bristol, was re-eleetef secretary.

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