From the Archives (April 29, 1919): Madras Labour Union.

April 29, 2019 12:15 am | Updated 11:11 pm IST

At a meeting of the members of the Madras Labour Union held on Saturday [April 26] last with Mr. B.P. Wadia in the chair the following resolution was passed: “That the Madras Labour Union request their President, Mr. B.P. Wadia, to plead the cause of labourers in India before the British Labour Party in England and the British democracy.” Mr. T. Audinarayana Chettiar gave a short history of the development of the labour organisation in England and referring to the state of labour conditions in India, he said that Indian Bureaucracy showed an open interest in the British trading classes and that they viewed with dis-favour the combination of Indian workmen. He spoke of the need for greater efficiency in their organisations, for a greater number of organisation in Industries, for an organ to voice forth the opinion of labour in India and the urgent need for more funds. He also said that the educated Indian leaders showed an attitude of neglect for the interests of labourers.

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