Maoriland Worker, Volume 9, Issue 405, 4 December 1918, Page 8
<; . (Ydlui-;. IDnakura. vnitfe--. tor ticket, aa Uw rep,. Uit. the ah«l alter only four men had paid up. There are about 10 men on the station (A. Sutherland's!. 11. V. Patterson, Wairuna, Waipahi, lias been elected rep. and writes tor
tickets for l. r ». VY. Penglase. Arr>»r. town, A.P.U. agent, writea for tickets. Z. Murphy, Taihape, forwards _/l> as "Worker" levy. F.C. pro Te Koro, forwardß ■J'G as "Worker" levy. H Dillon, states tli-t at Akueo 3_;e is "being paid i» the sh-ear-ro tor about s.ODU i-heep. Weather bad. E C. Hawkins, -ay,d that the accommodation at Hunter's was fair. "Weather very bad. Se goes nest to Ngaparuru,
H Butler Marshlands, reports i-tiat. I his shed males are all of opinion that j an organiser should be sent to tha ; Sounds this season. V*ather hei* very bad. "Last week not a blow wag j struck yesterday a terrific hail-storm swept over the place. The biggest hailstones 1 have ever seen fell for twenty minutes." T. Eownan, Lime Hills, Soutalaud, reports start on tho first instant. He has a good run. A. An,derson, &eadown, hats started a t the Levels. Price, 30/- a hundred. W. McSTab, Whar<3ro«-, (Hunterville, that all bar one at this shed have joined the A.P.U. Mick Brosnahan lis with him and between the two ■dreadful threats are being made as to what they will do to all non-unionists who defile the landscape in their vicinity. Very lurid remarks are made about one man. who Tol'used to pay up. [It is risky to mention names of nonpayers on this page.—-C.G.] A. Niicoll, Waipukurau, who has just joined, complains that no copy of the award' was issued with his ticket. Hesuggests that this should be done in future. —[All members who want a copy of the award will get one on application to the Head Office. —C.G-.]
D. Coffey, Wainui 0 Mapu, writes for list of sheds. .7. Kolwrts, Busby Hills, Akitio, wishes to know whether there is an agreement apart from the award governing the food and accommodation. J. Donnelly, Ngaipu, Hinakura, left this felted after a dust-up with the boss about the bread. "Mob failed to respond aud poor rep. had to roll up or fall to the level of the reptile." T. Tindall, Gapes Valley, says that last year he did a bit of crubching at Maxwell's Beautiful Valley, where the boss would only pay G/- a 100. Other Union men worked there although told that 7/- was the union price. He asked ] for the difference but failed to get it. "1 would not do any more work for him but the others are going back to shear for him after being under-paid for crutching." N. A. Anderson, Lagoon Hills, 11/11/18, reports that Te Awaite cut out on this date aud that Lagoon Hills started the same day. Fare paid both way?. Hewitt, the boss, not such a bad fellow if handled properly. P. Leahy, Scargill, says this shed started on November 6. Price, 30'- a 100. Sheep rough, weather bad. J. Jamieson, Bushy Hill Akitio, writes that Glencoo is their nest station, to which all the Bushy Hill gang go. All have tickets and levies. "We had a visit from Organiser Mac- Manus who gave us a short address and was accorded a good hearing." J. Queenan, TJtiku, Main Trunk, writes that "While shearing at Poraugahau with Messrs. Vella and Skinner it was arranged that Sisson and I 6liouJd ■ shear for three small settlers. We shore Hill's and while shearing 1) ampleton's, Tf. L. Shaffer, the third, c»me and cancelled his shearing with us. When asked for the reason he said onr work was unsatisfactory, but later he admitted this was not so. It was then too late, however. I would, like you to drop this man a line demanding at least ♦£7/10/- 'compffnfrjati'on, or I shall take action for a thousand sheep at 30/- a 100 and expenses as it. put mc to a lot of inconvenience.—[Take action, —-C.G.] Mr. Queenan then states that on arrival at Kaifoki he found Johnnie Hoppy taking a great interest ;n unionism and exercising- a good influence on a large number of Maoris who Fteviously had opposed the union. D. Anderson, Prebbleton, states that at Kaiwara "the food and accommodation were first class and the sanitary arrangements were also good." G. S. Vial, Hawkeswood Estate, Parnassus, reports that at Fernieh-rst the accommodation is rough. All men are having a difficulty in getting shears.
T. McCorrnack, ICuripuni, Masterton, writes:-— "I beg t° depart that we started shearing at Spring Hills, Tinui, on the 21st of October. The weather has been anything but favourable but seems to be settled now. All boing well, we should cuj out on November 19. We have found everything in connection with the shed all that could b8 desired. On Wednesday last Mr. Mac- Manus visited the shed and in the evening addressed a meeting of the employees in the shearers' hut. The addreas |was very interesting and he very clearly placed tho position of the Union before them . Mr. Pilmer attended the meeting by request and after he had heard Mr. MacManus speak he expressed his pleasure at listening to th© able address made by the organiser. ll© then left the meeting and afterwards started to enrol the station hands. All hands, five iv number, took tickets. Prom here wie proceed to Glendonald shed," E. Masterton, writes: — "I have had my case attended to by an organiser of the Union ((Mr. Mac- Manus). He went to Mr. Murray and demanded my wages or- «i3 a he would take an.? action in the court- on Lis return. So I jeeeived my wages in full. Mi. 1 am much obliged to tha Union for taking over my case tor me,' ; P. Batea, Broomfield, Amb&rly, reports a start at thia sbed, Pour shearera fox. whom he wants tickets. Some cockles are -hearing- in the district and he ifill have a try for them. No orjaniser baa visited the district yet. "Very glad to hear that the war is over," W. C, Powell. Fairfield, writes for a book of tickets. P. D. Chandler, Waiau, Culverdsn, writes for some books cf tickets. Nobod" ha? any in the district "'so you see I might do eomc« good if I h a( i them. There are thres feilowa aud myself at a little place nnd we expect to _._s& coon and then we cross tn© road to antfther cockie. They have not got » tfeljet but they will take one and 1 fun certain to dispose of come mow,"