Council Meeting (December 2) 1902
Present Miss Ashton (chair), Miss Gaskell, Mr. Johnston, Miss Cox, Mrs. Cooke, Miss. Pankurst, Mr. Entwistle, Miss Kay, Miss Crompton, Miss Kemp
The minutes of last meeting were read and passed.
Proposals for the Annual Meeting were discussed. Mr. Johnston moved that the Lord Mayor be asked to grant the use of the Mayor's Parlour for the meeting & that the Lady Mayor be asked to provide tea. Seconded by Miss Gaskell & carried. Miss Gaskell moved that Canon Scott Holland or Bishop of Worcester be asked to speak. Seconded by Mr. Johnston and carried.
It was reported that the new Weavers' Union in Pendleton was progressing satisfactorily. Some new members had joined. They were now meeting at the office on Wednesday night with their Salford committee & collectors. A meeting was being arranged for the weaver is working at Kenworthys' Mills in Greengate, Salford.
The Tailoresses' report was given by Miss Kay. They had had a very successful meeting at Shamrock Hall. There were over 100 present. The meeting was mainly of a social character, but speeches were made and many of those present promised to join after Christmas.
Receipts (January to November)
|Subscriptions||£116. 0. 6|
|Donations||4. 4. 6.|
|Grants||18. 18. 0|
|Rent||4. 13. 0 stop|
Miss Gaskell had given £5 towards forming an Emergency Fund.
|Salaries||£128. 6. 8.|
|Rent rates etc.||22. 5. 8|
|Stationery printing etc||6. 19. 8|
|Expenses of meeting||3. 1. 0|
|Petty cash||19. 0. 0.|
|Bank charges||0. 18. 1.|
|Bank overdraft||£51. 3. 8.|
|Details of petty cash for November|
|Stationery printing etc.||12. 4|
|Office cleaning||10. 3.|
|Coals & firewood||2. 8|
|Stamps & telegrams||6. 0|
Miss Cox read the sub-Committee Minutes. It was reported that a letter had been received from Miss Wilson (Women’s Trade Union League) asking for resolutions in the subject of sanitary conditions in mills. As the matter was very pressing it had been referred to the sub-Committee, and resolutions has been passed by the different unions in connection with the Council and sent to the Home Secretary, the Labour members & the local M.P.s
A. Amy Bulley