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Labour Conference Business at Geneva Criticism by Australian PERTH, September 12. (Article), The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947), Thursday 12 September 1929 [Issue No.17,714] page 16 2018-01-17 17:36 who was tho trado union nominee in
tho Commonwealth delegation at the
Mr. Gibson said that, as for as Aus-
tralia was concerned thox net result
of tho League's activities amounted
to mil. An Australian delegate was
disability being that ho represented
a country that, Judging by Tesults, was
not talcing Geneva seriously, and,
second, that, going thcro for the first
time, ho had all the ropes to loom,
In tlio Interests of Australia this
Bhould bo rectified.
before ho left that there were four
Items on tho agenda paper for dis
cussion, two of which had been dis
two were to bo introduced for tho
first time. On this occasion 50 coun
practically every nation, and of nil
did not have a full delegution, and
proper wus, to norno extent, wasted.
Four days were taken up in tho dis
cussion of the "Voluminous report of
iho director, another was occupied by
, what was known as tho "hardy annua!
of 'tho I.L.O." which dealt with the
right of the Italian delegates to. toko
their seats. Tho discussion on tlto
as Italy had mado it definitely known
that on the day her delegates' cre
dentials were not endorsed sho would
trophe tbat must be avoided at all
A committco this year was formed
to deal with unemployment, nnd hero
again Australia was handlcupi>ed by
inadequato representation. AH the
Australians wcro elected to sit on this
committee, and as all throe com
mittees wcro more or less continu
ous, the) had to be content with sit
ting on only one. They wero thou
In complete ignoranco of what lmd
occuTrcd at the other committees, ex
cept what they could gathor socially
Tho problem of unemployment hud
not been solved, partly because it wan
apt to bo looked at from a purely
parochial viewpoint. The general at
titude of tho dclogatofl seemed to be
that they woro not too clear nlioitt its
he pent iu Investigating them. It was
decided to continue Investigations into
l he problem, nnd to put it down on
the agenda paper for the If. 10 session
to he dealt with.
who was the trade union nominee in
the Commonwealth delegation at the
Mr. Gibson said that, as far as Aus-
tralia was concerned the net result
of the League's activities amounted
to nil. An Australian delegate was
disability being that he represented
a country that, judging by results, was
not taking Geneva seriously, and,
second, that, going there for the first
time, he had all the ropes to learn,
In the Interests of Australia this
should be rectified.
before he left that there were four
Items on the agenda paper for dis-
cussion, two of which had been dis-
two were to be introduced for the
first time. On this occasion 50 coun-
practically every nation, and of all
did not have a full delegation, and
proper was, to some extent, wasted.
Four days were taken up in the dis-
cussion of the voluminous report of
the director, another was occupied by
what was known as the "hardy annual
of the I.L.O." which dealt with the
right of the Italian delegates to take
their seats. The discussion on the
as Italy had made it definitely known
that on the day her delegates' cre-
dentials were not endorsed she would
trophe that must be avoided at all
A committee this year was formed
to deal with unemployment, and here
again Australia was handicapped by
inadequate representation. All the
Australians were elected to sit on this
committee, and as all three com-
mittees were more or less continu-
ous, they had to be content with sit-
ting on only one. They were then
in complete ignorance of what had
occurred at the other committees, ex-
cept what they could gather socially
Tho problem of unemployment had
not been solved, partly because it was
apt to be looked at from a purely
parochial viewpoint. The general at-
titude of tho delegates seemed to be
that they were not too clear about its
be spent in Investigating them. It was
decided to continue investigations into
the problem, and to put it down on
the agenda paper for the 1930 session
to be dealt with.
Delegate Resigns PROTEST AGAINST WITHDRAWAL. MELBOURNE, February 22. (Article), The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947), Friday 22 February 1929 [Issue No.17,542] page 2 2018-01-17 17:11 MELBOURNE, February 2
tne resignation of Mr. H. C. Gibson
Council of Trade Unions, a S a protest
delegation from the Pence In Industry
cil last night. Ono dolomite moved for
the matter was adjourned until tic
next mooting. Meanwhile, Mr. Gibson
will he asked to reconsider his de-
MELBOURNE, February 22
Tne resignation of Mr. H. C. Gibson
Council of Trade Unions, as a protest
delegation from the Peace In Industry
cil last night. One delegate moved for
the matter was adjourned until the
next meeting. Meanwhile, Mr. Gibson
will be asked to reconsider his de-
Gibson Censured (Article), The Workers' Weekly (Sydney, NSW : 1923 - 1939), Friday 13 December 1929 [Issue No.329] page 1 2018-01-17 17:05 A-C.T.U.'s censure of H. C. Gibson (Engine
bis defeatist views on the coal fight.
A.C.T.U.'s censure of H. C. Gibson (Engine
his defeatist views on the coal fight.
COST OF LIVING. Figures Attacked. MELBOURNE, April 5. (Article), Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1907 - 1954), Thursday 6 April 1933 [Issue No.82] page 12 2018-01-17 17:01 A strong attack on the Common
to-day's hearing of the restoratloin of
standard of life. Mr. Gibson also al
leged that his efforts to seek full in
In his address. Mr. Gibson referred
to two clauses In the affidavit sup
payable to adult workers were Insuffi
the pastoral Industry, Judge Doth
Mr. GibBon said his efforts to seek
the Statistician's Department at Can
without which it was almost Impos
whlch would be open to investigation.
ago to use a new table which. Instead
It was beyond the task of the aver
to slavishly follow Ibe tables it would
Injustices under which the Austra
Judge Becby : We only followed
the beet available means of arriving
at the fluctuating retail prices ol
Ifor the Unions) quoted figures show
Judge DeUierldge said that Queens
Queensland had been given, by Pro
benefits of that subsidy. K one State
States. It was right that the em
Xbe hearlcs was adjourned, __
A strong attack on the Common-
to-day's hearing of the restoratlon of
standard of life. Mr. Gibson also al-
leged that his efforts to seek full in-
In his address, Mr. Gibson referred
to two clauses in the affidavit sup-
payable to adult workers were Insuffi-
the pastoral Industry, Judge Deth
Mr. Gibson said his efforts to seek
the Statistician's Department at Can-
without which it was almost impos-
sible to arrive at concrete opinions
which would be open to investigation.
ago to use a new table which instead
It was beyond the task of the aver-
to slavishly follow the tables it would
injustices under which the Austra-
Judge Beeby : We only followed
the best available means of arriving
at the fluctuating retail prices of
household commodities.
were very poor means.
(for the Unions) quoted figures show-
Judge DeUierldge said that Queens-
Queensland had been given, by Pro-
benefits of that subsidy. If one State
States, it was right that the em-
The hearing was adjourned.
WAGES AND PRICES. REFERENCE IN FEDERAL COURT. MELBOURNE. August 10. (Article), The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), Thursday 11 August 1921 [Issue No.25,255] page 8 2018-01-17 16:44 It was argued by Mr. H. C. Gibson (sec
retary of the Federated Enginedrivers and
Firemen e Association) in the Common
wealth Arbitration Court to-day that be
'wages, in spite of the fact that when prices
were advancing he had not the benefit of
retorted that he based his decisions on ais
findings of his basic wage enquiry in Octo
oriy. who were guaranteed continuity of
be assessed at the^ present moment. In
It was argued by Mr. H. C. Gibson (sec-
retary of the Federated Enginedrivers and
Firemen's Association) in the Common-
wealth Arbitration Court to-day that be-
wages, in spite of the fact that when prices
were advancing he had not the benefit of
retorted that he based his decisions on his
findings of his basic wage enquiry in Octo-
only. who were guaranteed continuity of
be assessed at the present moment. In
FEDERATED ENGINE-DRIVERS. (Article), Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), Monday 26 April 1920 [Issue No.14,185] page 6 2018-01-17 16:40 A' spoclnl meeting or tlmo members of tihe
IP'edorntcd Engino-drivers, and Firomon
was held at the Trades IHall on Satu'day.
Mr. H. C. Gibson, gonoral saecretary, and.
Mr. IT. Sutheorlanrid, State o rganlsor, wro
present. , !'
Mr. Glbson,in repily. to an Inquiry,
stuted that there or w roa tumbor of mat
tors dealt with by tllhe meooting, bult the
princlpal of tlihose had relatloll to the pro
idosnl to consolidate the eng!ne-drivrs inl
the northern distrlct i'nto one organisa
tion. Tothlling definite had as yet boon'
denidod upon.
A special meeting of the members of the
Federated Engine-drivers and Firemen
was held at the Trades Hall on Saturday.
Mr. H. C. Gibson, general secretary, and
Mr. H. Sutherland, State organlser, were
present.
Mr. Glbson, in reply to an Inquiry,
stated that there were a number of mat-
ters dealt with by the meeting, but the
princlpal of these had relatlon to the pro-
posal to consolidate the engine-drivers in
the northern district into one organisa-
tion. Nothing definite had as yet been
decided upon.
PIRIE WAGES. EVIDENCE CONCLUDED. PORT PIRIE, March 11. (Article), The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), Wednesday 15 March 1922 [Issue No.25,339] page 4 2018-01-17 15:26 '\ PH^| WAGES.
' ? ^ ?
EVIDENCE CONCLUDED. '
Additional witnesses were called by Mr..
H.c'-Gii-Gibsbn, to give evidence on behalf
sitting {as a commission ajpnointed^bjrlthe
PreadeHt^of 4be .FedeTfb^&bitra^ontand
Coirtiliartion Court in ' cdrinection with the
three classes' of employes of the company; —
the boiler makers* the -carpenters and
joiners, and the engineers. Mr. Gibson re
the firm of Blight Brothers, said there had u
(been a -slight falling of rente since 1919.
He would be surprised to hear, that the
company's five-roomed houses were~bting* .
ing in only 12/6 per week, and^ that many
where no roads were . formed. Arthur
Ryan, a greaser, in the D. and L. plant, :
total earnings would be £5 10/ per weelf,
and bia cost of living was £5 15/ per wees. .
Schubert, Francis J. E. Miller, Victor R- ?
Dnryea, William George- Nelson, and i
Cornelius Phillips. ? ??'
. On Thursday the following evidence was I
called by Mr. Mussen:— James Thomas j
Sutdiffe, officer in eharge of the labour j
and industrial branch of the Common-;
wealth Statistician's. Office, said the index
December 31, 1921, was 1525, which repre-\
sented.12/2, while for the fourth quarter1
of. 1921 it was 1388, which equalled/I
Pirie.' The returns which 'had
been received .from. ^ the co-operative
store 'were for purposes of comparison, and
quarterly. He .?could not give the- Pine
index, number for February. He was the
secretary- of-the Basic Wage Commission,
He- hod compiled a return' for February' of
the list of articles -mentioned in the Com
which; worked, out at £1 H5/4J. If they
omitted bread, md;k, beef,-.^mutfcon, flab,
14/4J. That was according to .the official
lists supplied by storekeepers.; If it were'
shown that fiiese 'articles could be pur- '
chased for 11/91 it would represent a re
Montague Lewis Warren^ business mana
ger for the Broken Hill Associated Smel
tera at' Port' Pirie, said he was familiar
with 'the worJdns conditions in all parts of
tihe works. He. had^been employed at
themfor-3? years? Thsr&'were less smoke
and fomes' thau-10:-.iBeiir8 ago, hence the
w-orkong- conditions were much better. The
duet was trapped, and steps taken :' to
places. : Each department had been pro-,
vided with' crib houses, special Iavtftoiy
arrangements had been, made, and -the men
?could'ojbtain'hot baths. 'Ice water was pro
vided in summer, the ioe being, manufac
from 12/9 to 14/8 was made by the: direc
the cost of Jiving was rapidly
rising, and it ;W»s thought thatf
it would soott/- overtake ? the 14/8.
The number of men eiflployed at the works
-was ;now-. about %QQ$'''as compared with
2,500 during the «-a%- The witness gave
evidence in regard tor; the position of the
co-operative store. Inareply to ilrl Mnssen,
hand the. store. over to the employes on
condition that they* accepted the liabilities.
The oo/mpahy's cottages were at present Jet
at a rental of 12/6 a week. i
Joseph Retchford, manager of tne co.'
operative store, sttaed that he attended
the executive meetibgs. made known hi« re
tions. There was a proviso- that goods
should not be sold to the gene^l public.
In the near future ' cotton goods and
blankets were bound to become cheaper, aa
arrangements had been made with indus
trial atoretf at Mount Morgan, Risdon, Port
of orders. Lines -would be standardized, and.
for instance, it -would be tfossfole to sell
trousers for 7/6 which now coat 11/6. Since
taken place in many lines of men's under
wear. ; .
By Mr. Gibson— H?e; had never heard of
a business being eucc^aaful'y 'carried on
with less'than a 2o5per cent.- margin for!
profit. If he were starting bueinesa in Pirie '
he- believed he would- require a baajs of 35
per cent. The -co-operative associated firm*
intended, to import materials a,nd manufac
ture -them in Australia. The turnover at
the store -would average £750 per week!
approximately.- ?$; . .-...' !
This concluded -.«? the .- evidence,- and
Messrs. ' Gribsori and tMussen expressed ap
preciation -of the impartial manner In
which -the ? Commie^ioner had eonducted
the enQuiry.
PIRIE WAGES
**********************
EVIDENCE CONCLUDED.
Additional witnesses were called by Mr.
H. C. Gibson, to give evidence on behalf
sitting as a commission appointed by the
President of the Federal Arbitration and
Conciliation Court in connection with the
three classes of employes of the company; —
the boiler makers, the carpenters and
joiners, and the engineers. Mr. Gibson re-
the firm of Blight Brothers, said there had
been a slight falling of rents since 1919.
He would be surprised to hear that the
company's five-roomed houses were bring-
ing in only 12/6 per week, and that many
where no roads were formed. Arthur
Ryan, a greaser, in the D. and L. plant,
total earnings would be £5 10/ per week,
and his cost of living was £5 15/ per week.
Schubert, Francis J. E. Miller, Victor R.
Duryea, William George Nelson, and i
Cornelius Phillips.
. On Thursday the following evidence was
called by Mr. Mussen:— James Thomas
Sutcliffe, officer in charge of the labour
and industrial branch of the Common-
wealth Statistician's Office, said the index
December 31, 1921, was 1525, which repre
sented.12/2, while for the fourth quarter
of 1921 it was 1388, which equalled
Pirie. The returns which had
been received from the co-operative
store were for purposes of comparison, and
quarterly. He could not give the Pirie
index number for February. He was the
secretary of the Basic Wage Commission,
He had compiled a return for February of
the list of articles mentioned in the Com-
which worked out at £1 16/4¾. If they
omitted bread, milk, beef, mutton, fish,
14/4½. That was according to .the official
lists supplied by storekeepers. If it were
shown that these articles could be pur-
chased for 11/9¾ it would represent a re-
Montague Lewis Warren, business mana-
ger for the Broken Hill Associated Smel-
ters at Port Pirie, said he was familiar
with the working conditions in all parts of
the works. He. had been employed at
them for 31 years. There were less smoke
and fumes than 10 years ago, hence the
working conditions were much better. The
dust was trapped, and steps taken to
places. : Each department had been pro-
vided with crib houses, special Iavatory
arrangements had been made, and the men
could obtain hot baths. Ice water was pro-
vided in summer, the ice being manufac-
from 12/9 to 14/8 was made by the: direc-
the cost of living was rapidly
rising, and it was thought that
it would soon overtake the 14/8.
The number of men employed at the works
was now about 1000 as compared with
2,500 during the war. The witness gave
evidence in regard to the position of the
co-operative store. In a reply to Mr. Mussen,
hand the store over to the employes on
condition that they accepted the liabilities.
The company's cottages were at present let
at a rental of 12/6 a week.
Joseph Retchford, manager of tne co.-
operative store, stated that he attended
the executive meetings. made known his re-
tions. There was a proviso that goods
should not be sold to the general public.
In the near future cotton goods and
blankets were bound to become cheaper, as
arrangements had been made with indus-
trial stores at Mount Morgan, Risdon, Port
of orders. Lines would be standardized, and.
for instance, it would be possible to sell
trousers for 7/6 which now cost 11/6. Since
taken place in many lines of men's under-
wear.
By Mr. Gibson— He had never heard of
a business being successfully carried on
with less than a 25 per cent. margin for
profit. If he were starting business in Pirie
he believed he would require a basis of 35
per cent. The -co-operative associated firm
intended to import materials and manufac-
ture them in Australia. The turnover at
the store would average £750 per week!
approximately.
This concluded the evidence, and
Messrs. Gibsori and Mussen expressed ap-
preciation of the impartial manner in
which the Commissioner had conducted
the enquiry.
UPHEAVAL FEARED. ENGINE-DRIVERS' DETERMINED ATTITUDE. SYDNEY, April 29. (Article), The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), Friday 30 April 1926 [Issue No.21,298] page 13 2018-01-17 14:44 ' ",, ' . " SYDNEY, April 29.
Hie general secietaty of the" Engine
c'nveis' and f.remen s Association ot Aus
ttalasia (Mr H C. Gibson) announced
ed in the inteiv.il a genet al stoppage of
wiik would take place at all the col-
lieries thioughotil New South Wales, Vtt
toiia, and Tasmania on the morning of
Ma-, 8, when the ultimatum served by
the association upon the ownets expTed.
SYDNEY, April 29.
The general secretary of the Engine-
drivers' and Firemen's Association of Aus-
tralasia (Mr. H. C. Gibson) announced
to-day that unless a settlement was effect-
ed in the interval a general stoppage of
work would take place at all the col-
lieries throughout New South Wales, Vic-
toria, and Tasmania on the morning of
May 8, when the ultimatum served by
the association upon the owners expired.
MR. SCULLIN'S OFFER. Acceptance Favoured MELBOURNE, Friday. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Saturday 8 February 1930 [Issue No.28,735] page 18 2018-01-17 14:38 Minister (Mr. Scullin) to the coal-miners In
Federated Engincdrivers' and Firemen's As-
Minister (Mr. Scullin) to the coal-miners in
Federated Enginedrivers' and Firemen's As-
LABOR CONFERENCE. MELBOURNE NOMINEE. MELBOURNE, February 28. (Article), Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), Monday 3 March 1930 [Issue No.8767] page 5 2018-01-17 14:36 1 ^EI^OUSN^si^M^i^
[^MELBOURNE. February .28. ,
à meeting pf. .the TjadesIKHalí
Council last nîghF-Messrs. FT.SG¿ pib*
son,';M". J..Mt|rphy( G. ^J.-¡Croft's and
A. Iii S. Marks"*\tere .nominated yàs
Conference at Geneva., :"\, ...
Af ballot resulted itû^he Vlejctiop) pf
Mr. ^Trofts as the council's nommée.""'
Each Labor Coun^"WUlî*rnake a"
seleçpon, .and the final choice will be]
.madtfby the Federal Government
LABOR CONFERENCE.
MELBOURNE NOMINEE
At a meeting of the Trades Hall
Council last night Messrs. H. C. Gib-
son, M. J. Murphy, C. J. Crofts and
A. D. S. Marks were nominated as
Conference at Geneva.
A ballot resulted in the election of
Mr. Crofts as the council's nominee.
Each Labor Council will rnake a
selection, .and the final choice will be
made by the Federal Government.

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