'Labour at the gate', 1905
Catalogue reference: PRO 30/69/1357


 

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Labour Representation Committee.

OFFICIAL PROGRAMME

OF THE
GREAT LABOUR DEMONSTRATION
IN
HYDE PARK,
ON
SUNDAY, JULY 9th, 1905,
To demand the amendment and passing of the Unemployed Bill.

 

[Caption on image] LABOUR AT THE GATE.

[Above door] PARLIAMENT
[On axe] L.R.C.
[On tunic] LABOUR
[On door panel] LANDLORDISM PREJUDICE LOW WAGES RENTS & ROYALTIES MISGOVERNMENT
Assemble on Embankment 3 p.m.
March off 3.30 " "
Speaking at 10 Platforms in Hyde Park 5 " "
J. RAMSAY MACDONALD,
Chief Marshal.
28, Victoria St., Westminster, S.W.
Co-op. Printing Society Ltd., Tudor St., London, E.C.-78,745.

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RESOLUTION.

"That this Mass Meeting of Workers re-affirms the declarations on the Unemployed Problem as agreed to at the Special Conference of the Labour Representation Committee at Liverpool in January last, that Unemployment is due to monopoly and the lack of a proper organisation of industry; that fuller powers should be conferred upon local authorities for dealing with the question; that great public works should be undertaken by the Government; that a Ministry of Labour should be created; and that the penalty of disfranchisement should not be incurred by able-bodied workers for whom work is provided. It accepts the Unemployed Bill in so far as it recognises the responsibility of public authorities to find work for the Unemployed which shall not carry with it the taint of pauperism or the penalty of disfranchisement; but declares that if the Bill is to be satisfactory it must apply to the whole country; all limitations upon rates of wages must be removed; most of the cost must be found by the National Exchequer; and the powers of the Committees created must be greatly extended. This meeting, therefore, urges the Government to accept such amendments, and then pass the Bill this Session."
A BUGLE WILL BE SOUNDED -
At 5 o'clock, for the commencement of the meetings;
At 5-55, to indicate that five minutes still remain for speaking;
At 6, for the Resolution to be submitted.
PLATFORM 1.
Chairman: BEN COOPER, L.C.C. (Cigar Makers).
Mover of Resolution: J. CONLEY, J.P. (L.R.C. Candidate for Kirkdale, Liverpool).
Seconder: J. G. BUTLER (United Government Workers).
Supporters: G. H. ROBERTS (L.R.C. Candidate for Norwich);
A. TAYLOR (Municipal Employés).
PLATFORM 2.
Chairman: J. O'GRADY (L.R.C. Candidate for East Leeds).
Mover of Resolution: MISS MARGARET McMILLAN (I.L.P.)
Seconder: COUNCILLOR J. H. BROWN (Battersea Trades' Council).
Supporters: T. F. RICHARDS (L.R.C. Candidate for West Wolverhampton); COUNCILLOR A. E. HARVEY (Tottenham, Edmonton, and Wood Green Trades Council).
PLATFORM 3.
Chairman: Ald. W. SANDERS, L.C.C. (L.R.C. Candidate for Portsmouth).
Mover of Resolution: TOM PROCTOR (L.R.C. Candidate for Grimsby).
Seconder: COUNCILLOR G. HORNE (I.L.P.).
Supporters: COUNCILLOR J. BRUCE GLASIER (L.R.C. Candidate for Bordesley, Birmingham); H. KAY (Dock, Wharf, Riverside and General Workers' Union).
PLATFORM 4.
Chairman: W. PARROTT, M.P.
Mover of Resolution: ALD. DAN HENNESSEY (Plasterers).
Seconder: HERBERT BURROWS (S.D.F.).
Supporters: CHAS. DUNCAN (L.R.C. Candidate for Barrow-in-Furness); COUNCILLOR JOHN R. PENFOLD (Westminster L.R.A.).

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