OPINION

Madras Labour Union.

A meeting of the mill hands and labourers held at Perambore Barracks on the 1st instant was attended by over three thousand persons. Dewan Bahadur Kesava Pillai, Messrs. S. Gurusawmy Chetti, B.A. B.L., and Kalayanasundara Mudaliar, Vice-Presidents; Mr. Vedachala Mudaliar and several others were present. Mr. Kesava Pillai was voted to the chair. Mr. Pillai delivered a long and lucid speech in Tamil extending over an hour, in the course of which he narrated the circumstances that brought about the existence of the union which has now [on] its rolls more than 1,600 members. It was due to their own desire to have an organization to cultivate a sense of fellowship and brotherhood and to safeguard their interests. He pointed out that the complaints of the mill-hands were less in the Perambore mills than in the Choolai mill which is under the Indian management.