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London, August 31.

The Dock Companies have refused an offer of 3000 Belgian laborers at 4j^d per hour.

The men on strike are greatly elated at the sympathy expressed by the wharf laborers at Sydney and Brisbane.

The wharfingers have submitted a compromise covering the substance of the strikers' demand, slightly modifying the sixpenny rate of wages per hour when engaging casual workers longer than four hours. The Dock Com panics and some of the wharfingers have, however, declined to entertain ibis proposal.

The men on strike to-day received ;£i6oo from sympathisers. It has been resolved to continue the strike.

Shipowners and the leader of the wharfioger men on strike have conferred to arrange terms on which vessels can be discharged m the river, with the result that on Monday it has been dec'd.d to boycott the Dock Companies. The meeting was, however, adjourned until Monday. Public opinion condemns the action of the Dock Companies, and clergy of all stcts express sympathy with the Dock laborers m their endeavor to receive? a higher rate of wages. Conservatives, Liberals and Radicals are subscribing to aid the strikers.

The Fifeshire bas discharged a third uf her cargo, and as she has plenty of coal her mutton remains m good condition. From the Kaikoura 600 carcases have been landed, and the steamer has sufficient coal to last for some days yet.

(Raoelved September .1, 11.36 p.m.) London, September 1 The Strike Committee have withdrawn the manifesto which called out on strike labor of all grades and descriptions m the event of the demands of the men not being conceded m full by noon on Saturday, and have now issued an appeal for financial aid.

It is rumored that the Albert Dock Company have agreed to oonoede the strikers demands.

The shipowners haye applied to tho Dock Companies for permission to engage their own laborers.

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THE DOCK LABORERS STRIKE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2215, 2 September 1889

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