25 SEPTEMBER 1915, Page 12

[To MO EDITOR Or TRH n SPEOTATOB.'] Sxu,—In view of the

resolutions of the recent Trade Union Congress, in view of the warning from the railwaymen con- veyed by Mr. J. H. Thomas in Parliament, in view of the ignominious collapse of the attempt to apply coercion to munition work, is it conceivable that any one should think of seriously mooting the question of introducing compulsion— however desirable or necessary—into our recruiting system without previous negotiation and an understanding arrived at with the Trade Unions P—I am, Sir, 86e.,