Found in 399 Collections and/or Records:
Notes by Lord Weir [earlier Sir William Weir] on the need for the Government to formulate a constructive industrial policy in order to reduce the influence of extremists over more moderate workers and trade unionists. Written at the request of Andrew Bonar Law and WSC. Appendices include two printed letters to the Times on the threatened coal strike and the attempts of trade unions to bring about the complete break-down of the current industrial system.
Letter from J A Beamont, (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to 1st bLord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] urging the government to avoid contentious trade union legislation and stressing the right of workers to be free to support the policy of their choice. Copy sent with CHAR 2/141/51.
Letter from J A Beamont, (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] approving the abandonment of the Trade Union Bill because its passage would have led to much strife and urging the Conservatives to win the confidence of the people by making good use of their power. Copy sent with CHAR 2/141/53.
Letter from H C Robbins, general manager of the Press Association Ltd (Byron House, 85 Fleet Street, London) to WSC quoting a telegram from Sir James Owen, vice-president of the Newspaper Society, reporting that printers returning to work have been victimised by their trade union and suggesting that a proclamation be made against such victimisation.
Memorandum on the scope for legislation for the regulation of trade unions and the organisation of industry. Sent by Harold Macmillan.
Resolution passed by the executive committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations calling on the Government to introduce legislation to make trade unions "purely industrial organisations." Sent with CHAR 2/147/174.
Resolutions passed by Conservative constituency associations calling on as many ministers as possible to attend the annual conference of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations, and urging the Government to introduce legislation to reform trade unions and the House of Lords. Sent with CHAR 2/147/174.
Letter from Sir Edwin Stockton (Jodrell Hall, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire) to WSC praising his recent speech in Manchester on trade union reform.
Letter from Edward Spears (8 Little College Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC reporting that there is widespread support in the Bosworth Division [of Leicestershire] for the abolition of the political levy. Annotated by WSC that this should be shown to the Prime Minister.