The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 79
Appendix D. — Compulsion the Keynote of Trade Unionism
Compulsion the Keynote of Trade Unionism.
The Socialist National Defence Committee, in a manifesto, declares that opposition to compulsion when out native land is being attacked is hypocrisy. It reminds organised labour that direct or indirect compulsion is the keynote of trade unionism. Every fit trade unionist not needed in war work who refuses to enlist is a humbug and a coward.