11 SEPTEMBER 1920, Page 2

The dispute in the printing trade is also serious and

shows no signs of ending. It arose out of the refusal of the Liverpool and Manchester branches of the Typographical Association to accept the national scale of increased wages arranged by the Association executive with the employers. The Liverpool and Manchester printers, defying their executive, came out on strike, with the result that their cities have been without newspapers for the past, fortnight. It was suggested. that the master- printers should declare a lock-out of all members of the Typo- graphical Association, but this unwise proposal—like cutting off one's nose to spite one's face—was quickly dropped. The employers have decided to remain passive while the Typographi- cal Association tries to restore discipline within its own ranks.