The working men and Mr. John Houlding

October 15, 1892
The first number of the Labour Advocate, issued to-day as the official election organ of the independent labour organisation during the municipal elections, contains the following: The next item of plain English is in connection with the Carters’ Union, of which Mr. John Houlding, City Councillor, and chairman of the Sanitary Committee, is president.

The Corporation carters are under the control of the Sanitary Committee, and some of the carters are members of the union; they are working considerably below the recognised union rate of wages, and they have lately petitioned the Sanitary Committee, of which John Houlding, president of the Charters’ Union, is chairman.

Houlding has refused to grant them the union rate of wages.
(Liverpool Echo: October 15, 1892)