Photograph of Agricultural Implement Makers’ Strike Executive, 1911
Title printed on mount above image: AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT MAKERS' STRIKE EXECUTIVE
Inscribed below title: Presented to the Federated Butchers' Union as a memento in recognition of services rendered
Inscribed on mount below image: From 16th February to 16th May 1911
Photographer's name on bottom right corner of mount: Sarony 114 Elizabeth St. Melb.
Printed identifications below image: top row—F. Martin, A. F. McCrae, J. J. Lyons, W. Keating; bottom row—J. J. Holland (Federal Council), J. Caird (Vice President), E. F. Russell (Secretary), J. J. Skehan (President), F. Lyons (Treasurer), J. J. Millane (Vice President), C. J. Bennett (Federal Council)
Article from the Melbourne Argus, 15 February 1911
The resolution adopted at the mass meeting of members of the Agricultural Implement Trade Union recently, providing that members would not work with non-unionists, was considered at a meeting of the executive committee of the union last night. It was stipulated at the meeting of the union that effect should be given to the resolution at the beginning of next week. It was decided that definite steps be taken at a meeting of members of the union to be held at the Guild-hall this evening to deal with the matter. The following resolution was passed:
"That the names of the 50 men still standing out of the union shall be printed, and copies supplied to every union affiliated with the Victorian Trades-hall councils, and to every trades and labour council throughout the Commonwealth."
It was said that, as these men would be directly responsible for any trouble that might ensue, the widest publicity should be given to their names.