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I Railiaymeo and Man Power MAESTEG AND PORT TALBOT DEMANDS NEGOTIATION. At a well attended meeting of Locomotive En- ginemen and Firemen held at the Dockers' Hall, Port Talbot, i-ocently, the subjoined resolution was carried That this open meeting of looumot-ive men of Port Talbot and District endorse the action of the Executive Committee of the Amalga- mated Society of Locomotive Enginemen and firemen, in the-it persistent fight against sub- stitution of the men employed on the foot- plates of the country. Further we demand that the British Government- enter into imme- diate negotiations with the belligerent Powers on the basis of self-determination of all na- tions. no annexations and no indemnities. Should ,viieli action demonstrate that German Imperialism is the only obstacle to peace, we express our determination to co-operate in the prosecution of the war until these objects have been achieved. In the event of the Govern- ment failing to open such negotiations we pledge ourselves to act with the organised workers of Britain in resisting the man-power proposals of the Government." MAESTEG OPINION. The Maesteg members of the National Union of Railwaymen unanimously endorsed the ap- pewied resolution — "Thnt this meeting strongly protests against the repeated imprisonment and penal- isation of conscientious obejetors as a viola- tion of the cla uses of the Military Service Acts intending to safeguard the historic right of individual freedom of conscience and opinion, and demands their immediate release from prison and penal settlements.

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