SIR,—Your correspondents of the Catholic Printers' Guild have made a very bad start in trying to tie the Guild to the trade union movement. To suggest that all Catholic printing should be given to printers on a " Fair " List is an insult to those Catholic printers who are not members of a trade union. It shows how little they understand the proposals of the guild movement. Is membership of the Printers' Guild confined to trade unionists only? If not what about the members who are not trade unionist? they are only there to make the number up I suppose. Do not the hundreds of Catholic non-unionist printers have the right to live?
The first essential of any Catholic Guild is the principle of brotherhood, of " Charity begins at home."
Will your correspondents tell me how much money has been sent to the Government of Red Spain by the printers' unions and has any protest been registered by Catholic trade unionists over this action and is it not a fact that in some " Fair List " houses money is stopped each week for this object?
The attempt to make the guild movement an offshoot of the trade union movement will bring about the downfall of the Catholic Guilds.
To Catholic organisations I would say that if you have printing send it to Catholic printers who are Catholics first and foremost and not be taken in by the talk of "Fair Lists " which act against all rules of fairness to the Catholic non-unionist. " A CATHOLIC PRINTER." Camberwell, S.E.15.