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.”
Permanent link to this item
THE UNEMPLOYED., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 380, 27 June 1881
THE UNEMPLOYED. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 380, 27 June 1881
Using This Item
See our copyright guide for information on how you may use this title.