THE NAVIGATORS and ENGINEER OFFICERS UNION -
Federated together with:
The China Coast Officers Guild.
The Canadian Merchant Service Guild
The Merchant Service Guild of Australiasia
The Marina Engineers Guild of China.
The Navigators & General Insurance Co. Ltd
The New Zealand Merchant Service Guild.
The Radio Officers Union.
The Straits Merchant Service Guild.
In the OFFICERS (Merchant Navy) FEDERATION which is a member of THE NATIONAL MARITIME BOARD
All correspondence to be addressed to the General Secretary.
23 LEADENHALL ST., E.C.3.
Telephone Mansion House 0454 (4 Lines)
Telegrams Unideckeng, Fen, London.
President: Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Heaton-Ellis, K.B.E., C.B., M.V.O.
Chairman: Capt. F.J. Thompson, O.B.E., R.D., R.N.R.
Vice-Chairman: Mr. O. Carmichael, 1st Class Eng., B.O.T.
General Secretary: William H. Coombs (Master Mariner).
Your ref. WMC/HVT/FC/622.
25th July, 1940.
The Trades Union Congress,
Dear Sir, re: Spanish Seamen.
Further to my letter of the 9th July, I write to advise you that the subject matter of yours of the 5th, together with that of the letter which you circularised to the British Unions affiliated to the International Transport-workers' Federation regarding the maintenance of Spanish Seamen still remaining in the British Isles, was duly considered by the Board of Direction of the International Mercantile Marine Officers' Association at their Meeting last night.
On behalf of the International organisation, I am asked to advise you that in view of the very considerable calls which have been made during recent months on their finances, and together with the fact that the International has made grants reaching the maximum amount as agreed by the last conference of the International