VISNEWS May 1 filmed an interview with President of the Amalgamated Engineering Union William Carron.?
Begins: "Mr Carron your Union representing engineers has just had a week's conference....."
ENDS: "...we are a free democratic body in a free democracy, well democratic decisions taken are the ones which operate."
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Background: VISNEWS May 1 filmed an interview with President of the Amalgamated Engineering Union William Carron. He was asked to sum up the Union's week-long conference which ended at Eastbourne yesterday.
A resolution passed at the conference warned employers that "Any attempt on their part to fight it out with the Unions will result in tham having the fight of their lives with the united trade union movement." This threat was in retaliation to a declaration by the Engineering and Allied Employers National Federation that they had been ready to do battle with the Unions if the Government had not intervened in the recent engineering strike.
Another resolution demanded a third week's holiday with pay for 3,000,000 shipbuilding and engineering workers..a 15 per cent increase in wages...and a cut in the working week from 44 hours to 40 hours.