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BRITISH TRADE UNIONS’ RECOMMENDATIONS TO REDUCE COST OF LIVING

Issue 4 and Volume 13.

BRITISH TRADE UNIONS’ RECOMMENDATIONS TO REDUCE COST OF LIVING [Consul H. C. Claiborne, London, Dec. 10, 1919.] On December 9 a special trades union congress was opened at Central Hall, Westminister, London, to discuss labor problems and suggest remedial measures. In connection with the cost of living the following scheme, looking to an immediate reduction in the cost of food and clothing, was circulated by the miners’ representatives: FOOD. Milk.—That local authorities be forthwith given power to take over the supply of milk within their areas, and that they be guaranteed in funds to enable them to sell milk at not more than 6d. [12 cents] per quart. That maximum prices continue to be fixed for milk production, but on a basis which will afford no more than a reasonable margin to the producer. Cheese.—That the present policy of averaging home and imported supplies of cheese be abolished, and that…

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