Maoriland Worker, Volume 7, Issue 294, 4 October 1916, Page 1
Report Mr. E. Kennedy, Christchurch, writes: "There is not much fo report from hero just yet, as shearing is not started. A few small places near Christchurch will be going early iv October. Island Farm will start next week. | Some of thi) men who aro going to j shear there toll mo that all hands ere I receiving tho Union rates. 1 am informed that some of tho largo stations are trying to get contractors to do tho I work. All the contractors 1 havo met are paying and engaging men at tho Union rates for all employees. So far I have not come across ono man who j ha 9 engaged for less than tho rites I agreed on at tho A.P.U. ComVen :e. j During the next fortnight I will ad-1 dross meetings in the Rungior.i, Amberley, Waikar'i, Cheviot, Rakaia, Ashburton and Methvea districts."