December 24, 2016 9:31 PM
1948 September 16th
This morning the 3,000 odd employees art the Horwich Loco. Works of
the British Railways, one of the biggest locomotive contructional and
repair shops in the north, were indignant at the reported allegations
that a recent visitor walking through the works had found scores of
men idling. The charges were made by Counc. Ronald Hodson, Socialist
member of Tottington Council, and managing director of a small engineering
works. On a recent business call, Counc. Hodson said he found groups
of six to 12 men chatting, arguing and leaning against pillars or machinery.
One was reading a racing paper. The management and workers have refuted
the charges, as 'ridiculous'.