A considerable amount of discussion took place at the meeting of the St. Kilda Borough Council last night relative to the refusal of Mr Ormrod (one of borough road gang) to join the Labourer’ Union. The Mayor closed the discussion by explaining that he had nothing to say against Mr Ormrod as a borough employee, but said they had nothing to do with the quarrel between and him and the union. The cause of friction with that
body arose from the fact that Mr Ormrod left the union on the ground that he was denied liberty of speech. It appeared that he persisted in speaking when he was entirely out of order, and refused to observe the rules of debate. A resolution was carried calling on Ormrod to join the Labourers’ Union or be dismissed.