Conisborough Council and Its Employees.

July 1931

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Thursday 09 July 1931

Conisborough Council and Its Employees.

Conisborough Urban Council last night decided to pay officials full salaries during sickness.

Mr. J. Webster said did not see why the “bottom dog” should be limited to five days full pay during sickness, while the officials who drew “upteen pounds a week” should go on for an unlimited period.

Following this decision, Mr. J. T. E. Collins secured approval of his motion that a recommendation be sent to the Joint Industrial Council that all workmen of the Council should be paid full during sickness.

The Council referred back a recommendation that no objection to the erection of overhead cables by the Yorkshire Electrical Distribution, Ltd., to supply consumers in Tickhill Street, Denaby.

Mr. T. Morgan brought forward complaints as to the letting of Council houses, and said that long-standing applications were not being entertained.

Mr. Gomersall said the Committee had received back word from many people, and it was desirable early applications should be repeated.

Some discussion ensued relative to the recent allegation that Conisborough people were not supporting Doncaster Royal Infirmary sufficiently.

Dr. B. Roberts said the attitude of the officials in stating that Conisborough did not contribute its full share to the Infirmary was unfair.

Mr. C. Webster spoke of a case which the Doncaster Infirmary tried to refuse to admit a man who had broken a leg, on the ground that was not a subscriber.

Similar refusal was made at the Fullerton Hospital, and throughout that time the man was suffering in a stable. After two further refusals he was eventually admitted to the Doncaster Infirmary,