A letter from M. Peterson, City Clerk, to R.H. Avent, City Surveyor, informing him that the previous evening, Council had passed a resolution to dissolve the Slave Pact, which required civic employees to agree not to engage in strike action.
Series consists of correspondence, all of which relates to personnel matters including recommendations about specific individuals, wages and classifications, employment policies such as the so-called “Slave Pact” implemented after the strike in 1919, seniority lists and related staffing policies and practices.
Contains job applications submitted to the City Surveyor from 1919-1924, all of which feature the Slave Pact agreement that civic employees began to have to sign after the General Strike that essentially forbade them from taking any strike action.
A job application to the Survey Department from James Burnett Scott, submitted during the General Strike. The oath forbidding employees from engaging in strike action - the Slave Pact - is featured prominently.