A DEFENCE OF "CA' CANNY."
[TO THE EDITOR OF TIIR "SPROTATOR..1
Sin,—In your issue of November 14th "Lancastrian" wants workmen to do more work. Quite so. He is the managing director of a large engineering works, and it is quite natural that he should want more work done, for to him it means more profit. What return shall the workmen get for expend- ing more energy ? Most likely old age before its time, not a pension. Oh, no! I question your correspondent's statement when he makes such an assertion as that the skilled workmen bribe the apprentices to do as little work as possible. I doubt be is mistaken. "Lancastrian" also wants, like the most of his brother-directors, more apprentices. Why do they want more apprentices ? Is it not to have the labour market so glutted that they can do what they choose and pay what they choose ? I am afraid so.—I am, Sir, &c.,
Wum. o GLESCA.