NEWHAVEN ASLEF BRANCH MINUTES

1918

NEWHAVEN BRANCH OFFICERS 

1918

Chairman Bro. D. Boyle

Vice Chair Bro. W. Goldsmith 

Secretary Bro. A. Leonard

Minutes of the Newhaven Branch Meeting

held at the White Hart on Sunday March 3rd 1918

 Bro. W. Goldsmith in the the Chair

 

It was proposed by Bro. A. Leonard & sec. by Bro. C. Barrow. That C.H. Munn & J. Hillman be admitted  Cleaner members (Scale 6) Carried Unan.

The minutes of the last meeting were read and accepted as a true record,

Correspondence was read then dealt with, which included letter from the Secretary of the local Trades and Labour Council, with the result that members present decided that we as a Branch should become affiliated to this council. It was proposed by Bro. C. Barrow & sec. by Bro. H. Bowden. That Bro. W. Goldsmith be one delegate. Proposed by Bro. W. Goldsmith & sec. Bro. C. Barrow. That Bro. A Leonard be a delegate. It was proposed by H. Bowden & sec. by Bro. J. Newman. That Bro. C. barrow be a delegate substitute . Proposed by Bro. A Leonard & sec by Bro. H. Bowden. That Bro. F. Wilmshurst be a delegate substitute. Carried/   

Discussion then arose re the instructions of our Loco Foreman for men to book off under 10hrs. per day on certain turns, after some discussion it was decided that the Secretary should write to Bro. J. Enves Brighton on the subject.

 

 Minutes of the Newhaven Branch Meeting

held at the White Hart on Sunday April 7th 1918


Our Chairman Bro. D. Boyle accepted the Chair, Bro. W. Goldsmith in Vice Chair.

The first item on the agenda was the mites of the previous meeting which were read and passed as correct.

Correspondence was dealt with on various subjects and discussion arose re the same, also the 10 hrs question, a suggestion was made as regards the meeting night it was thought by some members present that we should get  quite as present on a week night and it was thought advisable to give it a trial.

New members, Pro. by A. Leonard & Sec. by F. Sherwin. 

That Cleaners S. Lower, V.P. Bannister & A.S. Norman be admitted Cleaner members of this Society. Carried Unam.

 

 Minutes of the Newhaven Branch Meeting

held at the White Hart on Sunday June 20th 1918

Bro. W. Goldsmith in the Chair.

 

The minutes of the last meeting were read and passed as correct. 

Several items of correspondence were read, March Quarterly receipts presented, as this was the first meeting since the quarters dues were sent.

Bro. A. Leonard gave a brief report of the Trades & Labour Council meeting and asked for one delegate to be nominated to serve on the proposed Parliamentary and Local election committee, that was being formed. It was proposed by Bro. J. Rye & sec. by Bro. Bowden. That Bro. F. Wilmshurst should serve. Carried. Bro. A. Leonard pointed out that Bro. Wilmshurst was delegate substitute, and he did not know if it would be agreeable to the Trades Council, it was then proposed that if the nomination was not acceptable that Bro. A. Leonard should stand. Carried.

Nominations were asked for the Urban District Council, owing to the small number of members present it was decided not to nominate.

It was proposed that we should hold our two next meetings on week nights if could be arranged, to see if we could get a better attendance, to be held on Tuesdays if possible. 

Bro. A. Leonard proposed & Bro. Goldsmith seconded that Cleaner E. Collington become a Cleaner member. Carried.

Minutes of the Newhaven Branch Meeting

held at the White Hart on Sunday April 7th 1918


Our Chairman Bro. D. Boyle accepted the Chair, Bro. W. Goldsmith in Vice Chair.

The first item on the agenda was the mites of the previous meeting which were read and passed as correct.

Correspondence was dealt with on various subjects and discussion arose re the same, also the 10 hrs question, a suggestion was made as regards the meeting night it was thought by some members present that we should get  quite as present on a week night and it was thought advisable to give it a trial.

New members, Pro. by A. Leonard & Sec. by F. Sherwin. 

That Cleaners S. Lower, V.P. Bannister & A.S. Norman be admitted Cleaner members of this Society. Carried Unam.

 Minutes of the Newhaven Branch Meeting

held at the White Hart on Sunday June 20th 1918

Bro. W. Goldsmith in the Chair.

 

The minutes of the last meeting were read and passed as correct. 

Several items of correspondence were read, March Quarterly receipts presented, as this was the first meeting since the quarters dues were sent.

Bro. A. Leonard gave a brief report of the Trades & Labour Council meeting and asked for one delegate to be nominated to serve on the proposed Parliamentary and Local election committee, that was being formed. It was proposed by Bro. J. Rye & sec. by Bro. Bowden. That Bro. F. Wilmshurst should serve. Carried. Bro. A. Leonard pointed out that Bro. Wilmshurst was delegate substitute, and he did not know if it would be agreeable to the Trades Council, it was then proposed that if the nomination was not acceptable that Bro. A. Leonard should stand. Carried.

Nominations were asked for the Urban District Council, owing to the small number of members present it was decided not to nominate.

It was proposed that we should hold our two next meetings on week nights if could be arranged, to see if we could get a better attendance, to be held on Tuesdays if possible. 

Bro. A. Leonard proposed & Bro. Goldsmith seconded that Cleaner E. Collington become a Cleaner member. Carried.

 Minutes of the Newhaven Branch Meeting

held at the White Hart on Sunday Aug. 25th 1918

with Bro. W. Goldsmith in the Chair

 

The minutes of the last meeting were read, it was proposed by Bro. Wilmshurst & sec by Bro. F. Sherwin. That they be passed as correct. Carried.

Correspondence were read which included papers from the Land Nationalisation Society, this matter was allowed to lay on the table.

A collection list was reined on behalf of Bro. G. Wilde, but there not any letter explaining, and this matter was left on over.

A letter was received from Bro. J. Enves with copy of letter from Mr. Jackson with regards to delegation business, the following resolution was passed in reference to the same. That this meeting considers Mr. Jackson's reply to the delegation very unsatisfactory, and urge the delegates to press for an interview with Mr. Jackson if unable to obtain the same, to ask for an interview with the Hon Board of Directors. Bro. J. Newman's case then discussed and the Secretary said that he was expecting an interview with Mr. Moore re the same, the meeting thought it advisable to write to Mr. Moore direct for an interview, and to leave the matter in the hands of the Secretary.Carried.

Bro. D Boyle who attend the Trades 7 Labour Council meeting held on August 8th owing to the unavoidable absence of delegates, the report was read, and it was considered by the members to be an exceptional good report

The Secretary read a copy of the alterations to the Benevolent Fund, & Protection Retiring & death Fund. Several members said they would join the new Assurance Fund, which was considered to be very good one new member admitted, one pleasing feature at this meeting was the attendance of some of our younger members which we hope will improve.

The Special collection on behalf of our Political Fund raised 3/-. Bro. F. Wilmshurst proposed & Bro. F. Harris scolded that Bro. F. Sherwin be Labour Council in place of Bro. C. Barrow. carried.

  PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN 

Minutes of the Newhaven Branch Meeting

held at the White Hart on Sunday Oct. 20th 1918


Bro. W. Goldsmith in the Chair owing to the absence of our Chairman.

The first on the agenda was the minutes of the last meeting which were read and passed as correct.

Correspondence was dealt with which included circular letters from Head office re the recent War wage increase, and the recent Railway strike, which explained the position of our members in reference to the same. Copy of report of Delegation meeting with our Officials at Brighton L. Billinton Esq., J.M. Jackson & E.S. Moore, was received from Bro. J. Enves. The various items were discussed and the question of calling an open meeting in reference to the same. It was advised that the Secretary should write bro. J. Enves for further information in regards to the questions which had been brought up at the delegates meeting at Brighton, especially referring to the 8 hours per day and transfer of loco-men to the electric system, also with regards to the question of seniority, the question was also raised about making an application to be allowed to join the 1st class of the Company's Pension Fund, and it was pointed out that some men at the present time did not avail themselves to go into higher scales which they were entitled to. The Secretary gave a report of an interview he had with Mr. Richardson at Brighton re Bro. Newman's case.

Minutes of the Open Meeting

held at the White Hart on Sunday Nov. 3rd 1918

To discuss report of delegates meeting with Loco Officials at Brighton. There was a fair attendance of members also some N.U.R. members, it was agreed that Bro. A. Leonard should act as Chairman. 

The correspondence was then read and considerable discussion arose on various points raised. It was agreed that the 8 hour per day work would be very acceptable if it could be obtained, but doubt was expressed as to it success at the present time.

Re transfer of Loco men to electric, the men thought that the older men who were displace should have the opportunity of transferring to the electrics without loss of pay. The men considered that to be a question to be dealt with by the General Manager on the Hon. Board of Directors, as regards seniority the men were of the opinion that seniority should could from the Fireman, a man was passed as fireman. 

Re Pension Fund the men thought that if the pension age was brought down to 60 years instead of 65 as at present, would encourage men to go into the higher scales, the men present said that it would be a good thin if we were enabled to transfer to the 1st class, 

The men present at the meeting expressed opinion that it would be more satisfactory if a delegate who was present came and gave report of the interview.

Meeting closed about 8.45. 

 PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN  

Minutes of the Newhaven Branch Open Meeting

held at the White Hart on Sunday Dec. 1st 1918

In reference to correspondence received from Head Office re 8hr negotiations, also re local matters that involved alteration. Dealing with the 8hr question it was proposed by Bro F. Sherwin and Seconded by W. Smith. That Bro. A. Leonard be delegate to the District Council meeting if convened (Carried). The question of pilot men being booked on short hours on Saturdays to bring men on at 11.30 p.m. Saturday nights and causing these to work 11 to 11 ½ hours, the greater paid which was worked on Sunday,also men being booked on 10 hr days on Sundays, these matters were discussed and it was proposed that the care should be put before Mr. Moore. It was proposed by Bro. W. Goldsmith & Seconded by F. Sherwin. That the Secretary write to Mr. Moore asking him to grant an interview to Bro. F. Wilsmhurst and A. Leonard in respect of the same (Carried Unanimous). There being a further meeting at the Co-op Hall under the auspices of the Local Trades & Labour Council for the adoption of a Labour Candidate for Lewes division, the men present were invited to attend.

Minutes of the Newhaven Open Branch Meeting

held at the White Hart on Sunday Dec. 8th 1918

 Bro. F. Wilmshurst in the Chair

On the instructions from Head Office, to hear report and receive instruction re the 8hr movement. 

Correspondence was first dealt with and Bro. Leonard who was elected delegate to the District Council member gave report of the meeting held at the Labour Institute, Fort Road, Bermondsey on Fri Dec. 6th 1918 our delegate said that Bro W. Stevenson our E.C. Member came to the delegate meeting after been negotiating with the government. He pointed out how Sir A Stanley had tried to get the question put off until after the election, our E.C. would not have it, and informed Sir A. Stanley that our men not wait until March for the 8hr to be brought into operation. Sir A. Stanley eventually agreed to meet our E.C. At Manchester & London and that they had agreed on Feb 1st 1919. after hearing the report of our delegate the following resolution was passed. That this open meeting for loco-men sincerely appreciates the firm stand made by the E.C. Of the A.S.L.E. & F. in their demand for the redemption of the pledge given to them by the Government in August 1917, which has resulted in the obtaining for Loco-men the 8hr per day.Moved by Bro. W. Goldsmith & Sec. Bro. J. Rye.

 PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN 

 Minutes of the Newhaven Further Branch Meeting

held at the White Hart on Sunday Dec. 8th 1918

Bro. F. Wilmshurst in the Chair


Dealing with Branch business. The minutes of the Special and Ordinary meetings were read and passed correct.

Correspondence dealt with and arising out of that it was moved by Bro. J. Green & sec. F. Sherwin. That a letter be sent to Mr. Moore withdrawing our application for an interview as matters have been rectified. Carried Unam.

The rest of business was the election of Officers for 1919.

Pro. by Bro. J. Rye & sec Bro. F. Sherwin. 

That Bro. F. Wilmshurst be Chairman

Pro by Bro. W. goldsmith & sec. Bro. J. Green 

That Bro. F. Sherwin be Chairman.

Voting as follows Bro. F. Wilmshurst 3, Bro. F. Sherwin 6, Bro. F. Sherwin elected

It was proposed by Bro. F. Sherwin & sec. by Bro. J. Rye, 

That Bro. J. Green be Vice Chairman Carried Unan.

It was proposed by Bro. F. Wilmshurst & sec. W. Goldsmith 

That Bro. A. Leonard be Secretary Carried Unan.

It was proposed by Bro. J. Rye & sec. by Bro. A. Leonard 

That the Committee consist of the following members, 

Bros. F. Wilmshurst, J. Rye, W. Goldsmith, H. Bowden, & J. Lower. Carried Unan.

Proposed by  Bro. A. Leonard & sec. Bro.  F. Sherwin That Bro. D. Boyle be Sick Visitor Carried

Proposed by Bro. W. Goldsmith & sec. F. Sherwin. That Bro. J. Giles be Check Stewart.

Proposed W. Goldsmith & sec. F. Sherwin. That we get the Organising Secretary for Open Meeting Carried

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