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I OMINOUS RUMOURS, Ii

I A STRIKING AUSTRIAN TRIBUTE

! SWANSEA'S BOROUGH IMEMBER

ISWANSEA NURSE ___I

"NOTHiNG BUT STARVATION."I

I AT A COMRADE'S CRAVE.I

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CLAN LINERS FATE. I

I -————————-"—— f I -HIS WAGES.I

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-—————————— f I HIS WAGES. I CASE BEFORE MUNITIONS I TRIBUNAL, I Swajrsea Munitions Tribunal met on Thursday, Mr. J. \augh-an Edwards (chair- man) presiding, the assessors being Messrs- J. Griffiths (Poutsrdawe) and J. Ddovie. (Ammanford). Philip Hughes (21), a turner, living at Cambrian-place, Llanelly, complained that his eerti.fioite of discharge had been un- reasonably withheld. He had been receiv- ing 36s. a weekj "nd this, he contended, was not. the district rate, and consequently after working since the beginning of Novem- ber, he gave his note in on Boxing Day. Applicant told the Court he had an oppor- tunity of going elsewhere at better money. Ile pa d He sarld hiis employers had previously promised to consider his rate of pay. His transfer had been refused. Questioned by the President as to im- provers' rules, applicant said there was no time for improvers to serve. He had known cases of people being as improvers two or I three years. Tlie Works Manager said the firm were working entirely on munition work. Appli- cant had an advance of Is. at the end of November, and he would have received another advance in January. He would then have reoei ved about 41.s. The firm were short-handed. It took a man from three to five years to bridge over the period from apprenticeship to (uAtJ rate. They had a few men returned from t,lift -,vorking at the shop, and the firm wanted guidance as regards the'r action respecting and they made it clear they did not wish to press the case. Applicant said he did not wlish to go back (at 4p.), and ha would prefer to remain out for six weeks. The Court found that the apph'rant went to the works on approval, and that subse- quently he was not satisfied with the wages, which were not fixed between the partis The certificate was granted. The applicant ha.d said he would go to a shali factory. The C'oiM-t emphasised that each case must be eonsiidered on its merits, and that that, case in no way governed any others. William David Phillips also com- plained th -it, his certificate had been unreasona bly withheld. Applicant live2.- s at Briton Ferry, and had been employed as a labourer and a be-hinder, and one week earned altogether 23 8s. 9d. He wanted to leave beca use boh biding d,d not agree with his health. His average wages were £2 Is. 2d. Applicant said he had been stopped at another works.  eir The President said if that w,,u so the firm had evidently acted under a misapprehen- sinn. It was vi wrong thing to do before the Court had decided. On behalf of the firm, it was stated they wanted the Court's guidance. The Court gra-ntfd 1.119 certificate.

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,"SWANSEA GIRL STUDENTS.

WATER -O;- THE MULES. - I

VICTIM OF LIFEBOAT DISASTER.-t

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RAILWAYMEN WITH THE COLOURS.I…

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PRO GERMANS IN LONDON.I

SOBERED BY EXPERIENCE.

NEW SWANSEA CONCERN. j

VONPAPENS PAPERS

"ON THE UPWARD TREND."

BRITON FERRY PRESENTATION.

LLANSAMLET VACANCY.

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