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WELSH COAL BOARD. ———- ——— MINERS ASK FOR SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES. REMOVAL OF TROUBLES WHILE NATION IS IN NEED OF HARMONIOUS AGREEMENT. Absolutely unprecedented in its harmoni- 000 character was tut spendid feeling which prevailed between the owners and wrl, men's representatives at the special meeting of the Welsh Coal Board held at Cardiff on Saturday. An agreement was arrived at without the slightest difficulty in regard to the allowances to be paid the men who will be called upon to work an extra hour per day in order to supply coal for the Admiralty. The men concerned are to be paid an extra one-sixth of their wages on the day shifts, and anadditional one-fifth of their wages on the afternoon and night shifts. But the most remarkable and unexpected development was the decision of the board to try at once to eliminate all labour troubles in the coalfield, so that during the continu- ance of the war employers and workmen may be able to become thoroughly united and thus show to the world a fine solidarity on the part of all sections of the British nation in such a critical stage in its history. The war, therefore, has had the gratifying effect of bringing together all the people. In fairness to the workmen's representa- tives, they should be given the credit of hav- ing initiated the discussion, and thrown out the suggestion that at this juncture all differences between conflicting parties should be. done away with. Needless to say, the owners' representatives were equally an- xious and ready to do everything that is pos- sible in cider that no disputes should be a l- lowed to remain during t,he present crisis. The board appointed a sub-committee to deal with all disputes without delay. The workmen's representatives also asked the owners to refrain from increasing in any degree the price of coal for home consump- tion during the present crisis. The owners' representatives agreed in principle to this request, but, of course, were unable to say how far this policy could be carried out. They, however, intimated that they would do their best in the direction indicated. OFFICIAL REPORT. Ihe following joint official report was is- sued by Mr. W. G. Dalziel (the owners' sec- retary) and Mr. T. Richards, M.P. (general secretary of the South Wales Miners' Federation) A special meeting of the Board of Concil- iation for the Coal Trade of Monmouthsire and South Wales was held at Cardiff on Sat, urday. Mr. F. L. Davies presided over the owners' representatives, and Mr. James Win- stone presided over the workmen's repre&- entatives. The meeting was held at the request of the workmen's representatives in order to con- sider the request which they had received from the representatives of the Admiralty that the workmen at all collieries supplying coal to the Admiralty should, while the pres- ent emergency existed, work every day an extra hour per day under the Coal Minee Eight Hours Act. There being a complete accord in the de- sire of both sides to assist the Admiralty in the matter, the joint board unanimously agreed to comply with the request of the Admiralty. The following arrangement waa arrived at in regard to the payment of over time to those workmen who are requeted to work the extra, hour at the coillieries referred to: "The joint board agree that owing to the conditions now existing necessitating the working of overtime, day-wage workmen who are required to work the extra hour per day shall be paid, on the day shift, at the rate of a turn and a sixth for each shift worked, and on the afternoon and night shifts at the rate of a turn and a fifth for each shift worked. and this is also to apply to the colliers' minimum wage rate" The workmen's representatives also re- ferred to stoppages now existing at several collieries in the coalfield, and made an ap- peal to the owners to co-operate with them in endeavouring to arrive at a settlement of the disputes that have led to the stoppages. I and so obtain a resumption of work in the interests of the coalfield generally. The owners' representatives acquiesced in this suggetion, and it was arranged that a joint sub-committee be appointed to consider the stoppages now existing with the view of endeavouring to arrive at a settlement, and the sub-committee will meet on Monday morning next at 10.30 for that purpose. Both sides of the board were fully in agree- ment in the desire expressed for a re-estab- lihment of harmonious relationships at all the collieries in the coalfield, especially at the present juncture, it being pointed out tha.t in adopting such a course the board would be following the example shown in other industries by the removal lof all labour troubles while the nation is in such need of harmonious feeling amongst all classes of people in the United Kingdom. The coillieries which were especially men- tioned as having existing stoppages were: — Messrs. Thomas Williams' Collieries (Swan- sea District), Messrs. John Lancaster and Co.'s No. 3 and No. 4 Griffin Pits, Messrs. the Pwilbach Company's Tirbach Colliery (Swansea District). Messrs. the Cwmvaile Company's Collieries (Swansea District), Messrs. Cory Bros. and Co.'s Gelli Colliery, and Mess-rs. Partridge, Jones and Co.'a Cru-mlin Navigation Colliery.

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