Seafarers' Joint Committee of the Employers' Association of the Port of Liverpool
The serious industrial disturbances of 1911 saw the creation of Joint Committees in Liverpool for settling disputes in the transport industry and led to the foundation of the Employers' Association of the Port of Liverpool in 1914. The Association appears to have been known initially as the Shipping Employers' Association. Under its revised title its membership encompassed most dock work, including shipowners, repairers, tug and barge owners, stevedores, master carters and porters. There were four permanent committees: the Dock Labour Committee, the Dock Labour Organisation Committee, the Seafarers' Committee and the Shipowners' General Labour Committee. See attached list.