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article, mikcS the following acute rein arksom the ' unemployed at Timaru, hiW n ? little com ' motionabout their Hardships lately;— - that notwithstanding , - thegreat plethora of labor at present tbe prfce for ordinary work ' remaaw'veWfouch what it was in the *'&&'■&s* when l*bor was scarce. hi|hlypaid. It is a matte* 'on whsch--weoffer no bpinlon. We state ? -of work came ntifatmrl notice; the other day, and curious as to whether had dimished, we enquiries. To , our ■patent" w< found pretty well ‘ to the stonemason, ooe~pound per day to a plasterer i&ndohis attendant laborer, - seven to eight shillings per day to the ordiftafrbbdrer. One wayofaccount- ' ingfor thisstrange docrepancy betweeniugh *prices»and men starving , for want , pfworxis that the unem- . .ployed iiarc. atcmemasons, or . plasterers* laborers, or ordinary laborers-—that is to say, they #orkmen in the common «xeptraonof tion, we are loth to accept, for 1 we beßwtikt many men now out of work ,are re|lly good and capable wwfaaea We ~ find then the some* whatstrange anomaly of comparatively high prices, ruling* jn the ordinary, watkf ofkbor, and some of the very, irt men.whose twwhwfy l it is to supply that an enhance intuits rapks. For some other the Unrs of either wanting, or a trade utt||Piasts . amongst workmen which, derails men from accepting any wage below a . standard fixed tin by the Union —thus \ it the few, and destroy i ■ ing thfrprospects of the many.”

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THE UNEMPLOYED., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 380, 27 June 1881

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THE UNEMPLOYED. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 380, 27 June 1881

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