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.
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.