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THE LONDON LABORERS.

(FEB PRESS ASSOCIATTOIO September 6. The proprietors of seventeen wharves and warhouses have conceded the laborers' demands, but forty others ptill stand ont. The Surrey Commercial and Millwall Dock Companies are parleying with the strikers. Burns says they will defeat the enemy by sections. Cardinal Manning' considers the orderly conduct and heroism of the strikers unequalled since the days of the cotton famine. Scores of minor strikes have taken place, m the majority of which the men are victorious. Boras had an interview to-day with the Lord Mayor, Mr Whitehead, Cardinal Manning, Bishop Temple of London, Sir John Lubbock, M.P. for London University, and Lord Brassey, st the Mansion Honae when he agreed that the strikers shonld resume work at the old rate of wages, providing that the Pock Companies conceded the demands of the strikers, to take effect from and after January Ist. The Directors of the Dock Companies have Intimated to the strike leaders tbat their reply wfll be forwarded to-morrow. Forty leading members of the Corn Exchange have warned the Dock Companies that that they will hold them responsible for any loss they might incur owing to the delay m discharge of veesels, LOHDOxr, September 7 The Dock Companies, and Burns, the leader of the strikers, have accepted the proposal of the Lord Mayor, Mr | 'Whitehead, and the strike has ended. Barns, the Socialist, announces that lie will contest the Dnndee constituency at the next election. London, September 8. The Strikers' Committee have re- i fused to ratify Burns' acceptance of the Lord Mayor's proposal. Sydney, September 8. ( At a mass meeting of sympathisers ■ frith the strikers £1200 was collected. The ooal lumpers have voted £250. !Ehe Newcastle miners propose to vote £1000 m aid of the strikers. Berlin, September 7. The London Dock strike is being discussed m Germany. Emperor William considers the State must protect workmen against capitalists, and announces that m the ensuing session of the Reichstag legislation will be undertaken for the purpose of ameliorating the condition of the laboring classes. Mrlbottbnb, September 7The amount collected for the London Dock strikers has reached £5400. fßeeetved Septembet 9, 12.30 pn.) London, September 7 The additional demands of the strikers have been conceded, The Dock Companies have agreed to pay casual hands sizpsnce an hour after January 1, if the Btnkerß resume work on Monday and guarantee not to molest the laborers now working m the docks. The directors of the Dock Companies declare that owing to the assertions made by Cardinal Manning, Lord Mayor Whitehead and Bishop Temple the public peace has been endangered. In consequence of those statements the directors that they are no longer free to exercise their unfettered judgment, but save been obliged to yield to outside. pressure, which is a dangerous depar tore. London, September 8 The strikers have issued a manifesto m which they refuse to grant the Dock Companies better terms than those ymsted to the wharfingers and steveaores. The sailors and firemen have returned work for anybody granting the laborers their demands. The lightermen frill resume if 6b per day is conceded. (Beoelved September 9, 1 30 p.m.) MiLBOTjBftB. September 9. The amount subscribed here for the dock strikers m London has reaohed #66800. The Canterbury Typographical Soolety have voted £s£* from tbe funds of the < Society toward &9 assistance of the London laborers, efii the Board were empowerid to co-operate I?ith other traotf unions m any further steps lt may be deemed expedient to take having tbe same object m view.

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THE LONDON LABORERS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2221, 9 September 1889

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THE LONDON LABORERS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2221, 9 September 1889

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