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Railway Hours.

[PER PBBSS ' ABSOCIiJrj[ON J[ . ;"y ■-■ v■ v .■, -, ..■'■-.. n -rS> jr WelungtoNj ■ Apirp,j26. A few days, ago the Chairman of the Sweating Commission wrote to- -the Railway Commissioners' .ciiclegiftgjj copy of the statements mudo before them in Christchurch and; Wellington. A reply has .boon (received fromjbhe T Coiamisßioners in. which it-is poin£e*dVout ( that ei^ht/hours 'continuous labor, constitutes'axl^glsjfv-ork, but that upon the railwa^s'thp'r'e waJarge projiortion of•. the cmplojre^.-, yh'os'o^work cannot bq .inacld <cpnhnuoiiß>-r-it being curried on ■ intermittently,- ',io' "suit the exigencies of the public" service. So far as csvn bo managed the. .wprk^_is assigned j»o as to be equivalent to eight lipura con.tinuous labor. The ptafctacej iif engaging lads' and training them for wl'-branches of the servicp is .essential for obtaining an efficiently trained stetf.-; The proportion, of lads taken b'ri from)!timo to time is nofc more, than. is necesKary to fill vacancies through;deaths, resignationß;'. etc. As to complaints, 1 any empl'by'efe' who feel aggrieved; in any. Wav Qan,inako them to headquarters. '''■■*.

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Railway Hours., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2411, 26 April 1890

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Railway Hours. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2411, 26 April 1890

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