Report of the Royal Commission on Trade Disputes and Trade Combinations Volume 1

Report of the Royal Commission on Trade Disputes and Trade Combinations Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...Association. In his opinion there was no evidence upon which the jury could reasonably have decided against the-defendants, and the judgment should be reversed, except as against Nolan and Humphries, and entered for the defendants. Loan JUsTICn COZnNs-HARDY read the following judgment: --In this action the plaintiffs, who are a colliery company seek to recover damages occasioned by reason of a strike. The defendants are (1) the Yorkshire Miners' Association (hereinafter called the union); (2) the trustees of the union who are not charged with any personal misconduct; (3), Wadsworth, Parrott, and Hall, who are three of the officials and members of the executive committee of the union; and (4) Nolan and Humphries, who are delegates of the Denaby and Cadeby branches of the union. Nolan and Humphers have not appeared. The defendants are sought to be made liable on the ground of conspiracy. Judgment has been entered against all the defendants for damages to be assessed. Tne defendants have appealed, and contend that judgment should be entered for them, or alternatively that there should be a new trial. Before dealing with the facts it will be convenient to consider the nature of the constitution of the union and the precise position of the branches. The union comprises about 63,000 members, divided into about 150 branches. Its objects include: --(g) T 0 provide a weekly allowance for the support of members and their families who may be locked out or on strike, and to resist any unjust regulations in connection with their employment. The supreme government of the union is vested in a council consisting of a president, general secretary, financial secretary, and a general treasurer, and one delegate elected by each financial branch. more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236769457
  • 9781236769459