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Miners' Congress. MINIMUM WAGE QUESTION. (By MR THOMAS RICHARDS, M.P.) rlin, Friday.—The resolutions of France Belgium declaring for a minimum wage were taken together this morning. The Polish Qelegate who moved it suggested that this RUestion was the most important discussed at ponforence and should have been taken in the proceedings. The miners of Roland had no guarantee that their earnings 2*the mine would be sufficient to procure m?1 necessaries of life. The French delegate stated that in France have been discussing this matter for many y^ars without any success, although they had J^ised the matter in Parliament. But. Parlia- took up the position that they could do "Othing in the matter, as it was 'one to be Settled by the owners and their workmen, /j^nen the miners approached their employers 7^ latter said it was a question for the Legisla- 2* and thus they were thrown from pillar to P°st without making any progress. Clerks other classes even at the collieries had r wages increased with their length of ser- ?'ce> but the wages of the miner diminished as •^ became physically less able to perform the Uous toil in consequence of the unhealthy osphere of the mines. The Belgian delegate said they had no Jpoimum wage in their mines, but in several r^fricts they had been able to abolish piece 7fork and institute payment by the hour, and Was found that the miners jperformed their honestly, and the output had not ■°fiered in consequence of the change. The Austrian delegate agreed that the wage was the most important ques- of the conference, and suggested that the international Committee should be empowered take the matter in hand to draft a practi- se scheme that they should fcgitate for rather waste their time every year in passing resolutions. resolutions were carried unanimously, committee promising to consider the sug- Besfcion for drafting a scheme. Regulation of Output. -^The resoltuion on this subject was moved by Calwart, a Belgian delegate, who stated the resolution was first brought forward 1904, arid yet nothing had been done to give J? Practical effect. In 1505 the miners of Ger- went, on.strike, and the Belgian miners 't on strike in support of the Germans. This *{*ike Dhistrated the international -powers of Jhe capitalists and the want of machinery by Workmen. During .his strike in Belgium support of their German brethren the Bel- gian owners went ovtv the border into Ger- J^Oy and brought sojie of the German miners J^ork in the Belgian mines. French' delegate supported the resohi- won,* The German, dellgate suggested that this Woposal could not le brought about without of be international organisa- and a stronge hold upon the different "legislatures. It a question that ought to J^eive the attrition of the International ^Qimittee. a Cabwart (Be^ium) asked that as there likely to If a stoppage of the miners in and Scotlaid, something should be done keep the otler nationalities informed of "hat took nlace.. Edwards yomised that the International ^^nunittpe should be consulted in the matter, "Ir Lampet.es (Germany) moved, with to flnes, hat the power of the Mines Management Ommittee should be limited in ~'lch a ma.nnr that in each case where the ~~e exceeds lsfrhe representatives of the men «&Ust be calledon to assist in arriving at a lS10n. ^This resoluton dealt with a matter that the "Irtish sectin, although not in agreement Ones ofny description, supported as a P in the ht direction. A case was cited JJere a mijsr had been fined 32s in a month, bepig leducted from the wages of the wlii had earned only 75s during the «*o&th. lrIr LajPeters stated that there were in- dodges in Belgium to deprive the Miners c their wages in the shape of fines. The solutions were carried uaanimously. rifcion on this subject was submitted by a delegate in an eloquent speecn. The was Mr Copnause,a member of the J/Gnc Chamber, and carried, and this prac- >Uia]i brought the business to a close.

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