CARIBBEAN LABOUR CONFERENCE OUT of the many West Indian
workers and students who arc arriving in this country, I am reliably informed that nearly 50 per cent. of them are Catholics. It is not surprising therefore that attempts are now being made to organise them.
For obvious reasons the Communist Party would like to see created something similar to the Connolly Club for the Irish exiles, with which they are associated. Whilst nothing is known of the organisers of the Caribbean Labour Conference, which is forming a branch for West Indians in London, its progress and intentions should be carefully watched by all concerned.
CSCA CONFERENCE OUR special correspondent at the
annual conference of the Civil Service Clerical Association. which commenced at Prestatyn on Tuesday, writes to say that tension is very high.
The first day saw an explosive start to the conference when he renomination of Mr. E. J. Hicks, the President of the Association, whose connection with Communists is wellknown, was queried.
He was not nominated for reelection by his own branch, and although other branches did support his nomination, members queried it on technical grounds.
After a stormy session the delegates declared Hicks' nomination invalid. This was a victory for the Anti-Communist Conference Cam paign Committee. who seem to be winning on every point.
At the special Mass oil Sunday over 75 attended and this was a good sign considering most of the delegates did not arrive until the next day.
WESTMINSTER ACTU AGRAND rally of the Westmins ter Association of Catholic Trade Unionists is taking place at the Cathedral Hall, Westminster, on June 3. at 7.30 p.m.
An interesting feature of this meeting is that the ACTU is organising it. in conjunction with Polish Catholic Trade Unionists.
Speakers will be Mgr. Craven, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster, Douglas Hyde, Bernard Sullivan, and a representative of the Polish Workers.
LONDON C.S.G. THE May campaign of the London Catholic Social Guild has resulted in an increase of 250 in membership. This is encouraging, but there is still room for many more to assist in the great work of spreading the Church's social teachings. I suggest ACTU members should join a local study circle, as this will help them in their work in the trade unions,
if you want further information write to H. Tomlinson, organising secretary. 95, Stormont Road, London, S.W.1I, or direct to the Catholic Social Guild, Oxford.