Pay, Strikes and Living Conditions - 1897
Penrhyn Strike Agreement
THE PENRHYN QUARRIES.
TERMS OF SETTLEMENT.
I.—(a) The grievances of any employe, crew, or class shall be
submitted by him or them in the first instance to the Local
Manager. If dissatisfied with the decision of the Local Manager,
then the said grievances shall be submitted to the Chief Manager
either personally or by deputation appointed in such manner as
the workmen may deem advisable, but to consist of not more than
five (5) employes selected from the same class as the person or
persons aggrieved who must be included in the deputation.
(b) Grievances in which the employes generally are interested
or which they may adopt on behalf of an employe, crew, or class
who have submitted their grievances under the preceding clause
and are dissatisfied can again be sub- mitted to the Chief
Manager by a deputation consisting of not more than six (6)
employes appointed in auch manner as the workmen may deem
(c) Finally in a similar manner in all cases of importance an
appeal may be made to Lord Penrhyn either by the individual or by
a deputation, against the decision of the Chief Manager, the
grounds of such appeal shall in all cases be first submitted to
his Lordship in writing.
II.—Suitable Rybelwyr will be given Monthly Bargains without
delay as soon as the Management find it practicable.
III.—The letting of contracts to be left in the hands of the
Management who engage all persons employed thereon and see that
each employe receives his just ratio of wage.
IV.—Previous to the cessation of work the average wage paid to
the Quarrymen was 5/6 per day, other piece work classes being in
proportion, (viz. : Badrockmen 4/7 and Labourers 3/7); when work
is resumed this same basis will be continued so long as trade
V.—All the late employes who desire work in the Penrhyn Quarry
will be readmitted in a body as far as it is practicable, and the
remainder as soon as work can be arranged for them. Reasonable
time being allowed to those who may now be employed at a
18th August, 1897
|E. A. YOUNG,
(On behalf of Lord Penrhyn.)
|WM. H. WILLIAMS,
(On behalf of the men for their confirmation.)