1 OCTOBER 1921, Page 3

We have received a copy of some correspondence which has

taken place between the employees at the Broadford Works, Aberdeen, and the Prime Minister, and also between the Minister for Labour and the Chairman of the Broadford Works. The employees wrote to the Prime Minister with reference to the decisions of the Flax and Hemp Trade Board explaining that they took this course because their appeals to Dr. Maonamara had had no satisfactory result. The purport of the letter is that the Broadford Works were gradually being dosed down because the employers, Messrs. Richards, Ltd., were unable to pay the legal wage. The workmen said: " We can see for ourselves that there are practically no orders coming in and the stocks of manufactured goods are accumulating daily."