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The Labor Troubles.

THE EIGHT HOURS QUESTION. ■, ______ > (per press association.) ' London, April 24. A procession, comprising members of eighty trades in London, will parade the Victoria Embankment On May 4th. Their manifesto demands that the Government and Local Governing Bodies shall adopt the eight hours system. ; , In the House of ..Commons to-day Mr Geo. C. T. Bartley, member for Islington North; withdrew a motion tabled by .him on W lßth -March that a Select Committee be established to inquire into; and report on the profit-sharing ■ system Between ' employers and employees. He explained that Sir Michael Hicks Beach, President of the > Board of Trade, had given a promise that the Board would enquire into the question. During the debate;on the motion for withdrawal, Mr Bpdlaugh strongly, deuounced the labor agitation. J

Berlin, April 24. . The Socialists have presented to the Reichstag a petition bearing three million signatures, urging that the eight Hours system be adopted throughout the German empire. Germany remains neutral in the eight hours labor demonstration, but will protect workers against any action of non-workers. Chicago, April 24. The carpenters on strike have appealed to English and German tradesmen to desist from supplanting them_

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The Labor Troubles., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2411, 26 April 1890

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The Labor Troubles. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2411, 26 April 1890

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