November 14th, 1912

Council Meeting held Wednesday, November 14th 1912 3.00 pm.


Present Miss Emily Cox (chair), Councillor James Johnston, Mrs. J. J. Spence, Mrs. F. E. Ashwell Cooke, Miss Florence Ashcroft, Mrs. J. J. Findlay, Rev. C. T. Campion, Mr. Hugh V. Herford, Mr. Edward Dale, Miss Mary Quaile, Mrs. O. M. Aldridge.

Apologies for absence. Apology for absence submitted from Mrs. Sinclair.

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

Lancashire and Cheshire Textile Women’s Representation Committee. Arising from the minutes it was reported that the deputation to Sir Edward Grey was postponed indefinitely.

Painters. It was reported that the Society of Painters to Calico Printers’ Engravers had appointed Miss Margaret Bury to attend the Council meetings.

Finance. The monthly financial report was presented by the Treasurer.

War Against Poverty Conference. An invitation to the Council to send delegates to the “War Against Poverty” Conference on December 14th was received from the Manchester and Salford ILP Federation. Mr. Herford moved and Miss Spence that Councillor Johnston and Miss Emily Cox be appointed. Carried unanimously.

Sub-Committee Minutes. The Sub-Committee Minutes were read.

Sheffield Leather Workers. It was reported that five girls out of the six had received the advance of one shilling per week claimed for them from Messrs. Dewsnaps by the Women’s Society of Fancy Leather Workers-the case of the sixth girl was under consideration.

Sweated Articles. It was reported that the collection of articles made by cheap labour would be ready for show at the office about the first week in December.

School Clinics Deputation. Councillor James Johnston asked support for the movement to introduce school clinics in Manchester. After discussion the following resolution was moved by Mr. Herford and seconded by Mrs. Findlay. “That the Council urge upon the Corporation the early establishment of school clinics in the interest of the future workers.” Carried.

Resignation Rev. C. T Campion. The Rev. C.T Campion tendered his resignation owing to removal from Manchester. The Council accepted this with great regret and in expressing appreciation of his work made special reference to the arduous and invaluable services rendered in connection with the Broughton and Bradford Flax Mill disputes.

Emily Cox December 11th 1912