A hundred years ago March 13, 1919. Archives

From the Archives (March 13, 1919): Tramway Strike. Another Mass Meeting.

There was another mass meeting yesterday evening [March 12] when a few of the men of the Traffic Department, addressed their brethren. They depicted a vivid and horrible picture of their hard lot, and dilated upon the righteousness of their cause. One of the speakers, in exonerating the leaders whom the Tramway authorities considered as irresponsible advisers and but for whom the men would have no grievances to put forward, recounted the story of a deputation which was asked to wait upon the Joint Managers, and how that deputation was prevented by a high placed official of the Company from having an interview; so much so that the Tramway authorities’ statement that no representatives responded to their invitation was falsified. In the end the men were advised to keep up their “esprit de corps” and never get disbanded even at the slightest temptation.

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