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PRESENTATION AT BRYNMEHYN. j TO EX-COUNCILLOR T. W. JOB IN RECOGNITION of 20 YEARS' SERVICE On Saturday evening at the Council Chamber of the Ogmore and Garw Urban District Council, at .Brynmnyn, the Munici- pal Employees of the Council, foregathered in goodly numbers to pay tribute to ex-Council- lor T. W. Job's services on the Council, upon his retirement after 20 years of assiduous labour. Mr. William Jenkins, who presided over the meeting, expressed his pleasure at being present to honour one who so well deserved their thanks. The untiring energy and un- wavering perseverance of their friend, Mr. Job, as a Councillor had rightly won their re- I spect and admiration. I Mr. Rhys Llewellyn, J.P. (organising secre- tary of the Municipal Employees' Associa- tion) expressed his pleasure at being present to bear testimony to Mr. Job for his long and valued services. The workmen of the Ogmore and Garw Urban Council had been fortunate in having men like Mr. Job on the Council, to lay down a standard wage rate which had helped them as an Association to raise the rate in other districts. (Applause.) Twenty years ago it was a very difficult mat- ter for working men to become members of local authorities, and it was no easy matter at that period to advocate better conditions of labour for municipal employees. Various interests clashed, but the Parish Councils Act made the way for reform. Times had changed and conditions of employment had also changed and improved, but they were apt to forget the men who had, under great difficulties brought these changes about. The Ogmore and Garw Branch of the Muni- cipal Employees' Association was one of the best conducted out of the 34 branches under his care, and their requests as employees had always met with a hearty and sympathetic re- sponse from the Ogmore and Garw Council. He did not know any local authority in South Wales where the employees enjoyed a better wage-rate and conditions of service. This happy condition of things he attributed to Mr. Job and men similarly disposed in up- lifting their fellow-men. Mr. Dix also declared his pleasure at being present to honour Mr. Job, who had done so much for them as workmen. The trials and hardships of the workmen had been fully rea- lised by men of Mr. Job's disposition, and thus it was they as employees had gathered there that evening to thank Mr. Job. Mr. R. Storer afterwards expressed his great appreciation of Mr. Job's many ster- ling qualities. Mr. T. Jones expressed his good opiinon of Mr. Job, who possessed one outstanding characteristic in desiring to do good and as- sisting the weak. (Applause.) Mr. Job had laboured in season and out of season for the employees. Mr. Rhys Llewellyn, on behalf of the work- men of the Ogmore and Garw Urban Council, then presented Mr. Job with a beautiful gold nib fountain pen, solid silver inscribed cigar case, and silver match box. Mr. T. W. Job, in responding, thanked them heartily and sincerely for their useful presents, and the good feeling and brotherli- ness that had been evinced there. The gifts were unexpected, and he was not sure he de- served them more than some other members of the Council who had supported their claims. He had done his best to try and up- lift his fellow-men, and he did to others what lie liked others to do to him. Mr. George Storer said he could not allow the occasion to pass without expressing his appreciation of Mr. Job's noble work, and he sincerely hoped he would live long to cherish the gifts. Mr. John Davies said he did not know Mr. Job personally, but wherever he went he always heard well of him. Mr. Howell Pritchard thanked Mr. Job for the interest he had at all times manifested in the workmen as well as in the general work of the Council. Votes of thanks to the Chairman and to I Mr. Rhys Llewellyn terminated an enjoyable gathering. I

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