The challenge to the workers today is whether the State is to become increasingly responsible for justice in industrial relations or whether the managers and workers are going to put their own house in order and let the State get on with its proper tasks, said Fr. Andrew Gordon to members of the Nottingham Association of Catholic Managers and Employers on Sunday at an all-day conference in Nottingham.
Fr. Gordon, who was dealing with cooperation and industrial relations urged the employers to take great care to preserve the fundamental rights of the working man as an individual and referred them to the words of Pope Leo XIII who said: "Religion teaches the employers that their work people are not to be accounted for as bondsmen; that in every man they must respect the dignity and worth as a man and a Christian."
Other speakers at the conference included Mr. Alan Turner, of Derby; Mr. W. Hodgetts, of Birmingham; Mr, M. Williams. of Leicester: and Mr. A. H. 13illingham, a former Sheriff of Nottingham. Mr. A. H. Kimberlin was in the chair.