100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 2 June 1924

2 JUNE 1924

Raymond Poincare, the French leader, resigned from office.

Two thousand Merseyside bricklayers and masons came out on strike, unauthorised by their trade unions, against the proposal of the employers to readjust the national rates of pay, which in the case of Merseyside would mean a reduction. The employers are meeting on Wednesday to consider the position, and a national lock-out is threatened.

Important conversations on the Ulster boundary question took place at Chequers between Sir James Craig, the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, with Mr Cosgrave, the President of the Irish Free State, and Ramsay MacDonald, the Prime Minister.

Japan’s protest against the exclusion clause embodied in the new United States immigration law was delivered in Washington, along with a request that the American Government should take all possible steps to the removal of the discriminatory measures.

The four leading unions concerned in the Ruhr miners’ dispute having recommended acceptance of the arbitrator’s award, a settlement has been arrived at. About a million people unconnected with the dispute were thrown out of work by the strike.