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ENGLISH FARM WAGES

Judging by the results of the various hiring ftin recently held In Eogland and Scotland, the wages of farm oetvanta have a decidedly upward tendency. It isema j that what ooourred at the statute hiring fair held at Ulveraten, m the middle of Jane, was qnite a surprise to the master i. Belying on there being but twenty-two weeks m the next term to Martinmas, they were hopeful to effect a reduction m rates. Bat it would seem that as many farmem M could do so have kept on their old hands, consequent upon the hay harvest being npon ue, end at the fair it was Boon •toertalned that the demand exceeded the ■apply, bo the otj«otlon of bat twentytwo weeks was met with the counter blast, j ' hay-time is upon ur ' By two p m. ' there was not a man or hand left onhired ; not a solitary straw was to be ■een In a hat ; and the rise Is at least £2 over the corresponding terms of 1888, yonths of 17 obtaining at the rate of Hh Kwsek, with board and lodging, op to rtionus. Ibe following rates will give an estimate of those current In the northern counties ; Best men, £16 to 18 ; seooad cUbb, £13 to £15; third class, £10 to £12; boys, £4 to £6; best women, £10 to £12 ; second olisi, £6 to £3 ; girls, £3 10s to £5. for the next term to Martinmas* board and lodging luetadtd.

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ENGLISH FARM WAGES, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2233, 23 September 1889

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ENGLISH FARM WAGES Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2233, 23 September 1889

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