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THE LONDON LABORERS.

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London, September %, The strikers' meeting m Hyde Park was of an orderly oharaoter. Burns said the marks of sympathy they had received from the colonies were true federation. Parleying has ended, and the men are now awaiting the reply of the dpok owners. The meeting was smaller than the last one, The dock owners Bay they will only negotiate with employees. The pickets are being doubled. The agreement between the wharfingers and shipowners has collapsed. The strikers are quiescent. Eight hundred "blacklegs" are housed and employed m the docks. The Direotors of the Companies alloge that Burns has just invited 7000 strikers to invade the docks and remove these men, and havo appealed to Mr Matthews, the Home Secretary, for help. Police have been despatched to their assistance. At a largo meeting of wharfingers, a resolution was carried advising the men to accept the terms offered by the Dock Companies. Ihe Dock Companies will to-morrow, forward a reply to the application of the Shipping Companies for permission to engage their own laborers to dißoharge vessels. « f „-„,,.„ h™,., \___ VPI nP „ n t, fl k Pn * n Wreat P recau « oo s nave been i taten to suppress any intimidation on the part of those on strike. London, September 8 -3 uo Trades Unions' Congress of Dondeo bas advised the various trades unions to render financial Bupport to the men on strike m London, The Direotors of the Dock Companies have r efhsea to see Burns, who is aoting 0 * the BWikerß, owing to his insulting bebayjor, Tbey aspe^ (bey c|g pjoeme

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THE LONDON LABORERS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2217, 4 September 1889

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