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COUNCIL7S DILEMMA. A meeting of the chairmen of the Stand- ing Committees of the Swansea Council on Tuesday considered the question of the authority's contribution to families of em- ployes enlisting in the Forces. Mr. H. McDonnell presided. The originM minute was that employes be reinstated on return with no loss of position or emoluments, and meanwhile to receive full salary or wages, less any amount he may receive from the Govern- ment." Alderman T. T. Corker's recollection was that at the time of passing the resolution the Council was discussing the; working men and not the officials. Colonel Sinclair said the resolution Vias arrived at too hurriedly in view of the importance of the question, but he under- stood that it would affect all the employes. He did not think the Council realised what it was doing. The Town Clerk was perfectly clear that the resolution was an accurate in- terpretation of what the Council passed. It would be realised that officers were to be included when it was remembered that the decision followed a letter from the Municipal Officers' Association. The Ex-Mayor was perfectly certain that the Council would not have taken the action it did if it realised the position. He felt certain that the borough archi- tect would not have expected his full salary of < £ 500 per annum. Mr. Matthews thought there was no doubt that the Council meant the work- ing men when it passed the resolution. The Borough Treasurer said that if they I were starting de novo he would not hesitate to advise half pav all round as more advantageous to the smaller-waged men, and less so to the higher. By this arrangement, too, the married man would be better off than the single man, and the total cost would probably be less. The. total cost per week had varied, but was last week £ 78 Its. Sd., or about Jt!4,000 j per annum. I, Alderman Merrells: And that is going I to single men and high officials Enlisted Under the Scheme. I The Treasurer replied that the bulk of ¡ these were working men, and £ 42 of the JC78 was to the po l ice. In some case there was no doubt that single men were better off under the scheme, than previously. I'he difficulty was that the men had enlisted under this scv eme. Alderman Merrells said that workmen were of the opinion that the Council? would make np the difference between! the wile's allowance and the previous pay. without touching the soldier's pay. Colonel Sinclair thought there was something wrong with a system that favoured the single men as against the married. Eventually, a sub-committee- was appointed to consider tbe position in its many aspects, the borough treasurer to report to the committee and draw up a I scheme.

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