EGREMONT INDUSTRIAL CO-OPERATIVE
BOYCOTT OF CO-OPERATION.
A special general meeting of the members of this Society was held in the Parish Room, Egremont on Monday evening, to “consider the appeal from the Co-operative defence Committee for a grant from this society to the guarantee and defence fund now being raised in relation to the boycott of the co-operation.”
There was not a large attendance. The chair was occupied by the president, Mr. A. RICHARDSON and he was supported on the platform by:
Mr. W. GARNETT, manager
Mr. I. M. FIDLER, F.S.A.A., secretary
Messrs. D. JAMIESON
W. S. HAWTHORN
Joseph RUDD, members of the Management Committee.
The Chairman read a circular from the operative union, in which they appealed to the English and Welsh societies to guarantee156100,000 for a defence fund. Continuing, he said this boycott movement had found its origin in St. Helens, and it had spred very much in Lancashire by now. At Egremont they were on friendly terms with the private traders, and they all worked in harmony. It was in the interests of the societies which were being attacked that they asked the meeting that night to grant the sum od £50 towards the defence fund. He moved that the Egremont Co-operative Society guarantee to the Defence Committee the sum of £50. The Co-operative Wholesale had already guaranteed £50,000 towards the £100,000, so that the distributive Societies had only £50,000 to guarantee.
Mr. W. NICHOLSON seconded the motion.
The Chairman invited questions, but, as none were asked, the motion was declared carried unanimously.