If the dispute over mandates caused a bad atmosphere, then the highpoint of this quarrel became the relationship between the Comintern and the future RILU.
As a concession, Lozovsky proposed deleting a sentence in the statutes, which spoke of 'ideological leadership' over the RILU by the Comintern.
21) On top of that the delegate Michel Relenk, during the congress a hard-line opponent of the communist majority, was denounced by his co-delegates because, immediately after the congress, he had submitted curious offers to the Bolshevik leadership to argue the case for the adhesion to the RILU in France, changing his mind in exchange for financial support.
But it was the seizure of state power by Russian workers under the leadership of the Bolshevik Party, and the subsequent formation of the Comintern and RILU
, which was to prove a decisive ideological and political challenge to the revolutionary syndicalist movement.
At the Fourth RILU Congress, South Wales miners' leader Arthur Homer bravely fought Lozovsky's pressure to adopt a new union perspective, and the Congress settled for charging the National Minority Movement with a more vigorous boring-from-within policy, using the "utmost tact .
The Fourth RILU Congress backed this up by directing the CPUSA to form new unions.
31) Delegates reported back from the Fourth RILU Congress that the Russian comrades viewed the CPC as an exemplary exponent of the new line.
Also discussions with Profintern regarding work of the RILU Bureau.
In 1930, Pollitt supported the extraordinary perspective of a breakaway United Mineworkers of Great Britain in accordance with RILU instructions, only to be forced to withdraw when the Comintern condemned the adventure as "premature.
RGASPI, CA, 495/100/539, RILU Directives, 5 July, 1 November 1928; and RGASPI, CA, 495/100/604, PB, 15 August 1929.
For the next four years Canadian delegates to the congresses and plenums of the Comintern and RILU had to defend trade union autonomy against persistent American objections before winning Moscow's final approval.
During 1925, for example, several labour councils endorsed the TUEL's entire slate of resolutions: amalgamation, autonomy, nationalization of the mining industry under workers' control and without compensation, a ban on the use of the military during strikes, abolition of military training in state schools, support for the unification of the RILU and IFTU, industrial credits for the USSR, and the introduction of British-style block voting as the basis of representation at the annual convention.