The Southern Reporter – How Strikers were Dished!

8 April 1915

The large number of joiners at Stobs Camp who came out on strike on Tuesday morning for an increase of wages, got a surprise yesterday, when they discovered that arrangements had been made to dispense with their services altogether. About mid-day yesterday about 150 Royal Engineers arrived at Stobs Camp to carry on the interrupted work which is the erection of a large number of huts being built to a Government order for the accommodation, in the first instance, of German prisoners of war, a considerable number of whom are already interned at Stobs Camp. The joiners who came out on strike were receiving 10d per hour, and they asked 11d, while their brothers-in-trade at Hawick and district receive 9d per hour.