6th August 1914 – Reaction of Local Employers

The following notice has been posted in the works of Willans & Robinson, Limited :-

WAR WITH GERMANY.
The Directors give notice to all employees now being either called upon, or volunteering, to serve in His Majesty’s Forces, of their intention to reinstate such employees on completion of hostilities in their positions as vacated, or if circumstances prevent that, in other positions in the Company’s service.
(Signed) F R DAVENPORT, Managing Director. Dated, 6th August, 1914.

The British Thomson-Houston Company, Ltd, state that it is their intention, on the completion of hostilities, to reinstate all their employees who are now, or may be, engaged in service in any of His Majesty’s Forces. They will endeavour to give them their positions as vacated ; but if conditions at the time prevent that, then other positions in the Company’s service.

The undertaking suggested by the Urban Council that the places of men away on active service is being largely signed by all other employers in the town.

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