August 14th, 1912

Council Meeting held Wednesday, August 14th, 1912 at 3.o’clock.


Present Miss Emily Cox (chair), Mr. Hugh V. Herford, Miss E. Todd, Miss Florence Ashcroft, Mr. Ed Dale, Councillor T. R. Marr, Mr. Ricketts, Mrs. O.M. Aldridge.

Apologies. Apologies for absence received from Councillor Margaret Ashton, Miss Florence Spear, Mrs. J. J. Findlay and Rev. C.T. Campion.

Minutes. The Minutes of the last meeting were read and passed.

Finance. The financial statement for the month was presented by the Treasurer.

Minutes. The Minutes of the Organising Sub Committee were read.

Norwood Blouse Factory. It was reported that Amalgamated Society of Corset Makers and Sewing Machinists was again negotiating re-prices for several lines of blouses at the Norwood Manufacturing Company. The Union Secretary had personally spent the greater part of a day at the factory watching the blouse makers and timing several lines of work.

Show of Sweated Goods. It was agreed to collect articles made in Manchester at sweated prices and place them on view at the office on a date in October or November.

Miss Quaile’s Holiday. It was reported that Miss Mary Quaile was on her holiday.

Bradford Flax Mill. It was reported that a twister at the Bradford Flax Mill was dismissed for refusing to work in place of two machines. The Manager refused to pay three days’ wages due until the following Saturday. Mrs. Aldridge called and was refused an interview. A lawyer’s letter was then sent demanding payment by twelve o’clock the next day (Thursday). The money was paid.

Solicitor for Council. The Sub Committee recommended that some solicitor be chosen who for moderate fees might be engaged by the Council in emergencies. It was agreed that the Secretary should in the next case consult Mr. Todd, Sickle St. (who had advised the National Union of Cooperative Employees) in the next instance the question of permanent choice to be left for later date.

Secretary’s Holiday. It was reported that the Secretary would take her holiday in September.

Emily Cox October 8.