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I MINERS ON STOP r 20,240 OUT OF WORK TO-DA Y'S SERIOUS SITUATION I I Tabulated Totals I As indicated in our last night's Pink I Solit,ii Wales is once more 111 l the throes of industrial war, and to-day OVer 19,000 men become idle, whilst another 8,000 are working a month's Notice. Mr. Leonard Llewelyn this morning consented to the Pandy and Nantgwyn men bringing out their tools. I The men of Penrikyhor have wisely decided to resume work, and search for son-Unionists in spare moments. I To-day's Position I Men J on stop. ?M-ndale (eight pits) 6.000 Ocean Pits (Rhondda) ?.?0 Rose Hey worth Pits (Abertillery) 3,000 Garth and Oakwo?d (Maesteg 1.700 Ocean Pit (Garw) 1.000 ?antgwyn (Rhondda) 1,000 EIy(Rbondda) 900 Pandy (Rhondda) 750 Gelli (Rhondda) 700 Tydraw (Trehurbert) Cilely erbert) 190 Cilely ?0 Tota]' 20,240 I Men Under Notice I Glamorgan (Combine). ?00 Cambrian (Combine1 -?-CM I Britannic-'Merthyr (Combine) I 8,000 I Penrikyber Notices Suspended I' The trouble over the non-Unionjst question at the Penrikyber Colliery has been tempo, rarily got over, the rl:-tii-igement having agreed to suapev.d the iuticss, which- had I been "iven in by the met!, and which expired Yesterday, for another month. A large number of uon-Unionist? ore said I to have paid up yesterdar but there are still about 60 outside the rank". The 1,700 men affected by the notices re- I eumed work to-day. l HUNTING N0N-UNI0NIST8 The notices of nearly 4.000 workmen at thrj ■^faldau, li ternational. Owe. and Glentrar-.v I Pits. which were issued against no]]-Uiiioll ,is, 5n the Garw Valley, expired yesterday. Meet- j in,s were, however, held up to a late hour last night, and as a result of the efforts of the lodge officials. it was reported that n-D-n- j Unionists at all the collieries, with the excep- tion of the Ocean Company's pit, had joined  so that th latter is the only the Federation, so that the latter is the only I Pit idle to-day. A meeting of the Ocean met: was held to- day, when it was reported that th?re were still about twenty non-Unionists, but -hopes "ere entertained that during the afternoon ¡' these would come into line. Ocean Pits Idle A mass meeting of the miners of the C"Iral)are. Dare. Maindy, and Eastern Pita ¡ 'Ocean Coal Company) was held to-day-in the I Rhondda, Mr. Mat-hew Banner presiding- The chief subject discussed was the traffic men, who claimed that they were entitled to a I bonus. f It was decided that the men should not retiirr to work until the committee appointed to deal with the matter— Messrs. J. Winsione. Alfred Onions, John Williams, and Watts Morgan-had conferred with Mr. William Jenkins and Mr. T. Oiffths (Cymraer). and Presented a report of their efforts to settle. Meantime the surface craftsmen who are engaged. in changing the sheave? are to con- tinue working until they finish their under- J taking, and the stokers also. Unless, how- ever, a settlement is arrived z-t before tfcey complete their work they are to cease work ) a-tso I I .8topppge to Continue I Another meeting of the enginemen II' 8tokers employed by Messrs. 1). Davis and Sons was held to-day. when it was resolved to adhere to the serious resolution to cease v:ork as from to-day. Upwards of 10,000 miners are idle Upwards of 10.000 miners are idle in the Rhondda VaHey alone. and. ? addition, a month's notices have been alBO tendered by all the workmen employed by the Cambrian Combine, iiiimbel-ilig Another 12,000, so that, unless there is an adjustment of the position before the end of the Month, the outlook will be very grave, Indeed, it will be the most serious ever expe- Fenced in the history of the Rhondda Valley. ) The workmen employed by the Ocean | ?llieries came cut ov ing to a lo!i?-st'inding "Mpute between the maT?a?ement and traffh "?'1 The latter allege that the management Withheld certain bonutie" which the Concilia- tion Board agreed were due. Fortunately, however, although the men will cease work to-day, there is eyery probability of ,;°1 a"reemem being jrrived at, and another j Resting of the men will he held this mom- j iog-to re-consider the matter. Heatings were held on Friday, and deputa- tiolls waited on the managemen t. and later In the evening further (ltiorts were made to bridge over the difficulty. Mr. -r). Watts Mor- I gan and Councillors T. Harris and T. George addressed a mass meeting of the enginemen and stokers. The men expressed their deter- mination to adhere to the resolve to strike work to-day, ??? the t;toDnar will aJect ? about ? 5.000 men. Another meeting of ?he: men will be held to-day, when it is possible that last night's (Jecision will be re-eon- I sidered. • At a mass meeting of the men emptoyed at Lockett's Merthyr Collieries, Mardy. it was resolved to act upon the notices given on the 1st of the month to terminate contracts as a protest against the "employment of Ilon-" Unionists. This stoppage will affect abont i 2.00Ci men, and, inasmuch as they will not Entitled to strike pay. and also that the whole village is dependent upon this col- hery, it cannot be long before a considerable ¡ amount of suffering will be entailed by the faniiiies. I The same remark as to non-support is also applicabl-o t-o the miners who may bo ren- dered idle at the neighbouring c?tiierie? of j ??rndale and Tyloretowu, go that quite three-fourths of the Rhondda Fach men will be Out of work without anything to support them. The 500 men employed at tia-e Tydraw Col- II herieg, Treherbcrt, also resolved to come out LO-day as a protest against the employment of iion-Unionists. At the Abergorky Pit, i Treorky, notices given for the same re-aeon also expire to-day, but it was agreed to con- tinue work provided the non-Unionists paid "-he subscription* after receiving their wages I, this afternoon, and that, pending the ques- tion being dealt with, the workmen will con- tinue on day-to-day contracts. A strike of workmen was narrowjy averted at the Standard Col]i<'nos. Ynyshir A short time ago the mc.i struck without giving t notice, and were idle for nearly a week. The Company summoned a number of workmen for breach of contract, and this action was Resented. On Friday night a masc meeting Was held to decide whether they should oome out to-day on the notioos given on the non- unionist question but Mr. Watts Morgan Pointed out the gravity of the situation gene- rally, jtnd it was decide*! to withdraw the i Notices and continue work I The Masters' Terms [ The summonses against 24 rollermen in connection with the recent stoppages at l Messrs W. Gilbertson's steelworks, Pontar- (iawe, were down for hearing at the police- ] court on Friday. "i Damages were claimed for breach of con- | tract, but the cases were adjourned for a fortnight on the following conditions 1That j the men pay El each for the breach; make Rood the loss of the week's output within I six months; agree not to stop between shifts, and reduce all stoppages to a minimum; do away with the limit of output; and make a good .turn on Saturdays „ The terms wete agreed to. excepting the one j relating to the loss of output, which the men contend it is impossible to make good in six months. This point will be discussed later. With regard to the good turn on Satur- day the position is rather interesting. Six I Months ago an agreement was arrived at by which the men were to continue work until I one o'clock instead of twelve noon, as had I been ^,he custom. We understand that it i has now been suggested to one of the roller- men's representatives that work shall not finish on Saturdays until 1.30. "Hounded About." Addressing a meeting of the Merthyr Vale miners at Abcrfan on Friday, Mr. James Winstone said there was a system in exist- ence whereby good men who had no dispute whatever were hounded about the coalfield and not allowed to obtain employment in other places. This was the policy of the combine-this was the policy of which Mr. D. A. Thomas was so proud. He could not believe it possible that Mr. D. A. Thomas would hand himself over body and soul even to the Coaiowners' Association. Was the policy of starving women and children a thing to be prcud of? He made an earnest appeal to Mr. D. A. Thomas s better nature. He was to be com- mended for putting things in their prosper perspective. He had shown them. unless they .were blind, that there was a class war going ;on. There was no other pa.rt of the world jin which such enormous profits, were made ;a3 in the Welsh coalfield, and still they had 'from 15,000 to 20,000 workers who did not receive sufficient income after the wage- arner3 worked full time to enable them t-o live anything like decent and comfortable livee. 5,000 Men Affected No settlement has yet been effected of the ;nx n-Unionist and ether troubles in the ;Uj-per Rhondda. the position having become complicated by the demand of ;the etiginemeri, riders, and tra.ffic men att the Ocean Collieries, so that' approxi- mately 5.000 men are affected. Notices terminated on Friday, and the management iwe; p.epared to ii-ct-pt thsir w;iliui-a,v.?i, out although the men held meetings on Thurs- day and Friday, they could not agree on this course. lesteraay's meeting sent a deputa- tion to the general manager with the view to making a temporary arrangement for the •tuaindy, Ton, Park. and Dare men. and he expressed readiness to meet any suggestion ,of a practical nature. Meantime, it became apparent that the night men could not go down. and the meeting was adjourned till this (Saturday) morning. The men contend that their claims have been put off from time to time by the Con- ciliation Board, and express their deter- I xuiriathm not to a.cotpt any terms other than that the board should at once deal with the uiacuities with which they have been con- fronted since the Eight Hours Act came into operation, and the alleged losses they have sustained by not receiving compensation for extra work done. Price-List Strike at Gelli Colliery About 700 men under notice at the Gelli Colliery, Ehondda (Messrs. Cor, Br(j,.i.). stopped work on Friday afternoon, negotia- tions having failed to fix a price-list for the Seven-foot Seam. The men brought their tools out with them. An effort made two uays ago to have the notices withdrawn against the men not affected by this particu- lar seam proved abortive. Situation at Penygraig The situation at Penygraig remains un- changed. No further disturbances took place on .Thursday night, the men who aroused the anger of the crowd the night before not having returned to work at the Ely Pit. I

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