SIR,—With reference to Mr. John Rudd's letter on Catholic societies sending their printing orders to non-union " sweat shops": it will interest your readers to know that some members of the Guild of Catholic Printers have, for some weeks, been going into this matter. Owing to the kind help of an official of one of London's largest trade unions, we have obtained a supply of the Printers' " Fair List " of employers, in London, engaging trade union labour, and therefore observing fair working conditions. We should be pleased to send a copy to enquirers. Copies can always he obtained from the headquarters of the various district unions.
We suggest that the best action for those desirous of approaching these thoughtless Catholics who give out the work is to send them extracts on fair wages and conditions as set out in various encyclicals on the social question, and also a copy of the local " Fair List." This action will surely smite their consciences.
An announcement on the matter will be made at the next public meeting of the Guild on Sunday next.
W. P. FLYNN.
W. J. HYDE.
(Joint Hon. Secs., Guild of Catholic Printers),