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Peace in the Coalfield.

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.1 Mass Meeting of Aberdare…

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MRS. JONES AT THE RINK, j

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Peace in the Coalfield.

.1 Mass Meeting of Aberdare…

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the employers, but they had also to fight the agents. The Federation was not democratic enough. Those of them who attended the Cardiff Conference knew that the leaders were not strong enough to fight the delegates. They were killing the Federation by respectability. They were tied for five years-bottled up- (laughter)-and by that time they would be boiling over. But if they did not keep united and stick together, they would be nothing better then. He seconded the resolution that the agent sign the agreement. An amendment that the agent should not J sign was not seconded, and the resolution was I' carried with, practically, unanimity. A resolu- tion was also passed confirming the action of the agent on behalf of the district, in sending the notice already given to the M.F.G.B., re abnormal places. This resolution was moved by Councillor Illtyd Hopkins, who said that, although there was a majority of 62,000 in j favour of signing the agreement, he did not believe a single man voted for it because he believed it to be a just one, and that he was satisfied with it (loud applause). They all signed it choosing the lesser evil of the new Th satisfied with it (loud applause). They all signed it choosing the lesser evil of the new agreement, rather than a sectional strike.