Found in 398 Collections and/or Records:
Notes on restrictions on Trade Unions using their funds to pursue "political objects" and the right of individual members to contract out of political action. Manuscript in the hand of WSC.
Letter from Sir Hubert Llewellyn-Smith [Permanent Secretary, Board of Trade] (Board of Trade) to [WSC] responding to his suggestion that there should be Trade Union representation at the funeral of King Edward VII. Although Llewellyn-Smith considers the idea attractive, he recommends that it should not be implemented due to the impossibility of creating a representative selection of Trade Unions and other workmen's associations. Signed manuscript.
Draft bill to amend the law with respect to the objects and powers of Trade Unions with amendments [by Stanley Buckmaster]. Covering letter at CHAR 12/9/115.
Letter from William, 7th Lord Beauchamp (His Majesty's Office of Works) to WSC marked "immediate" explaining that he may not be able to attend the Osborne Judgement Committee meeting, and discussing the purposes to which General and Special [Trade] Union funds may be devoted. Signed typescript.
Letter from Sir William Granet (General Manager's Office, Midland Railway, Derby) to WSC marked "secret" enclosing information about money coming from abroad [to fund the strike in Liverpool] via a German agent called Bebel who has distributed the money amongst various unions. Signed manuscript. See CHAR 12/10/77.
Transcript of a letter from Sir William Granet (General Manager's Office, Midland Railway, Derby) to WSC marked "secret" enclosing information about money coming from abroad [to fund the strike in Liverpool] via a German agent called Bebel who has distributed the money amongst various unions. Manuscript in the hand of Edward Marsh. See CHAR 12/10/76.
Notes concerning the widespread industrial unrest including observations on the following subjects: the threat posed by trade unionism; the concepts of sympathetic strikes and the general strike; and the lack of control in the event of a railway strike. Suggestions are made for a meeting between the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith] and large industrial employers or the establishment of a committee. Manuscript on the notepaper of the Board of Trade.
Printed copy of the terms of the agreement reached [in the London dock strike] between the Port of London Authority, wharfingers, granary keepers, ship owners and the National Transport Workers' Federation.
Letter from WSC (Home Office) to King Edward VII describing events in the House of Commons including: discussion of the Army estimates introduced by [Richard] Haldane [Secretary of State for War]; WSC's approval of Haldane's army reforms; and a debate over the non-payment of trade union rates of wages in Government shops in the War Office. Includes manuscript corrections.
Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Director of the Intelligence Division, Admiralty [Rear-Admiral Alexander Bethell], asking for comment on a letter from "Captain" Tupper, one of the most violent and competent of the strike leaders in the ports in 1912, who had written to WSC about espionage in the ports. WSC asks Bethell to meet Tupper and not to hand him over to Commander Mansfield Cumming [of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6]. [Carbon].
Letter from Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] to WSC enquiring if should he go on a proposed visit to the United States in October; annotated by WSC, Clement Attlee, Lord Privy Seal and Ernest Bevin, Minister of Labour and National Service, in agreement, with filing note on Citrine's proposed visit.
Printed address delivered by Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] to the 60th annual convention of the American Federation of Labor; talks generally on the war struggle against the Nazis, the burden shouldered by British Labour and the need for increased American production of planes and supplies.
Letter from WSC to Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour and National Service] on the Conference of Trades Union Executives. [Carbon].
Letter from an unknown correspondent to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], on disruption of work in the coal mines, and a statement made on the issue by Thomas Macnamara [Financial Secretary to the Admiralty].
Letter from WSC to an unknown correspondent on a statement by Thomas Macnamara [Financial Secretary to the Admiralty], on disruption of work in the coal mines. [Carbon].
Admiralty note and minute by Sir Frederick Black [Director of Navy Contracts] on disruption of work in the coal mines.
Letter from Sir Arthur Markham [MP for Mansfield, Nottinghamshire] (Beachborough Park, Shorncliffe [Kent]) to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the labour dispute in the Welsh coal mines, acknowledging that WSC did not wish him to say anything more on the subject, but pointing out that [? the Nottinghamshire mines] were selling coal to the Admiralty at practically cost prices.
Letter from Walter Runciman [President of the Board of Trade] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], apologising for involving Sir Francis Hopwood [Additional Civil Lord of the Admiralty, later 1st Lord Southborough], in Trades Union negotiations. Runciman also mentions his idea of extending War Risks Insurance to neutrals.
Letter from Sir Charles Allom (43 North Audley Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to WSC on methods used to increase industrial output in World War I and offering his services to the country. Signed typescript. With note from "A B" [Anthony Bevir, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC and a carbon copy of WSC's reply to Allom.
Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary, Trades Union Council] asking him not to raise the matter of the Trades' Disputes Act during the war.
Notes of a conference between the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, and representatives of the Mining Association and Miners' Federation on the report of the Royal Commission on the coal industry, on subjects including: recruitment and labour, and ending subsidies for the industry; requests by the Association and Federation for clarification on the report, particularly on whether the industry was to be reorganised; recommendations of the report.Typescript transcribed from shorthand notes.
Notes of a conference between the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, and representatives of the Miners' Federation, on district negotiations by the mine owners, rather than national negotiations, particularly on wage settlements and contracts of service.Typescript transcribed from shorthand notes of Treasury reporters.