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The Sweating Commission.

[per press association.] Wellington, April 16. At the Sweating Commission to-day, Mr Robinson, Secretary of the Early Closing Association, said the sanitary arrangements of Wellington shops were uniformly good. He was of opinion that colonial girls did not like service and preferred to go into milliners' or dressmakers' shop. Mr Blair, one of the Commissioners, expressed the opinion that the early* closers would yet attain their object by their influence on the public, and without legislation. Mrs Nelson, trouser finisher at the local clothing factory, deposed that she worked eight hours per day, and received 7d[per pair. She could not average more than four or.iwjß pairs, unless .she took the work home. The most she ever earned in one week was 21s. She thought thftt for eight hours' work the girls should

be paid at least 25s per week. The Chairman of the Commission received a letter to-day from the Secretary of the Victorian Early Closing Association, offering to forward to them copies of the Victorian Shops and Factories Act, and also pamphlets showing the amendments that are being sought there. The Commissioners consider that the information will be very valuable to them, and will avail themselves of the offer.

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The Sweating Commission., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2403, 17 April 1890

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The Sweating Commission. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2403, 17 April 1890

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