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Unity Amongst Railwaymen. ¡ MR. WALTER HUDSON, M.P., AT t DOWLAIS. j Under the auspices of the Dowlais Branch t of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Ser- t vants, an "open" meeting was held on Sunday afternoon at the Parish Hall, Garden-street, to hear an address by Mr. Walter Hudson, M.P., Newcastle-on-Tyne. There was a good attendc anoe, including several visitors from Merthyr, who were welcomed by Mr. R. H. Parker (chairman of the local branch) in his introduc- tory address. He further expressed the hope that the railway servants would speedily close up their ranks, so that the day might hasten when they could approach their employees and declare they would not work with non union- ists, as the South Wales miners were able to do through their Federation to-day. Mr. Walter Hudson, who was cordially re- ceived, took for his subject, "Complete Organiz- ation in One Union." He said the question was the most important one that railwaymen had to face at the present time; and until they were properly united under one banner, they oould not rightly estimate their full power and position. He feared that for many years, rail- way servants, both inside and outside of any organization, had been somewhat apathetic in their attitude, and self-composed; and the great changes introduced on the trunk lines must have come as a surprise to a large majority, who failed to realize the great revolutionary work that was going on. The railway compan- ies themselves were seeking Parliamentary powers whereby they might form themselves in- to large combines, ^bigger and larger than any- thing contemplated before in the United King- dom, or to obtain working agreements and un- dertakings which amounted to little less than creating huge monopolies. Combinations of this character would be detrimental not only to the trade of the country, but to the large body of workmen employed on tha railways; and he, with other-?, was fighting the-question in the House of Commons, in the interests of the men as a whole, and not simply for the few,, What were the railway workers themselves go- ing to do to meet the situation? One thing that forced itself upon him, especially when he got away from the North, where they were fairly well organized, was the fact that the men of the different grades, ranks, and departments should be united together in one society. As matters stood at present, with nvalry existing simply for the sake of rivalry, they could not pretend to offer a united front to the enemy, and the impediment should be broken down. It was absolutely essential, in order to accom- plish their purpose, that they should be com- bined in one organization, for, he contended, the existence of several unions amongst railway- men was detrimental to their best interests. Membership in the organization—the A.S.R.S. —was the railwaymen's only solution for indus- trial advancement. A resolution to that effect was submitted to the meeting, and carried.

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