WANSTEAD AND WOODFORD LABOUR PARTY AND TRADES COUNCIL.
Hon. Treasurer: Mr. R. Hattersley,
78, Cranbourne Avenue,
Councillor R. Drew.
Hon. General Secretary:
Mr. C. W. Fisher,
8, The Glade,
'Phone: Buckhurst 4220.
1, Crownhill Road,
Woodford Bridge, Essex. ....................19.....
"This Trades Council feels deeply concerned over the increasing ways & means proposed by various sources to undermine the standard of living of the workers in this country on the plea of successfully conducting the war effort.
We state most emphatically that while the National Government refuses to nationalise the armaments industry, & other essential war industries, refuses to make a general conscription of capital as it has of lives, & still allows the amassing of private profits in connection with the war effort, there is no case whatsoever for asking the workers to accept lower standards of living.
We therefore instruct the General Council of the Trades Union Congress to flatly refuse any co-operation in any such schemes of collective robbery as proposed by Professor Keynes & others to lower working-class standards still further."