Work for Unemployed – Council Adopts “Rotary” Scheme.

December 1931

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Thursday 10 December 1931

Work for Unemployed.

Conisborough Council Adopts “Rotary” Scheme.

At the Conisborough Council meeting last night a deputation of the local Unemployed Workers’ Movement made further application for the operation of a rotary system on the Council work.

It was stated that after the Conisborough Council had turned down this suggestion previously, Mexborough and Wombwell Councils had adopted similar schemes.

The Surveyor (Mr. H. Thirlwall) explained that before Christmas work would start on the Denaby Main street schemes, which would provide work for 60 to 70 men. It was decided that there should be collaboration between the Council and representatives of the unemployed regarding the drawing of men from the Labour Exchange.

Councillor J. T- E. Collins, moved a resolution protesting against the operation of the means test and demanding its immediate withdrawal. The resolution was carried and is being sent to the Prime Minister.