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The Labor Troubles.

[per press association.] Wellington, May 16» The Butchers' Employees', Union :have received a communication from the.^Melbourne Butchers' Union, with reference to the existing difference between masters and men. , The local Union resolved to warn men in centres where the Butchers' Union does not exist against accepting employment in Melbourne while the present strike lasts, 'and the Secretary Y^as instructed'to communicate with btfrer Butchers Unions in the colony warning ■m en to the. same effect. This. action' .was talsen as .the Melbourne, Union^Jeared, that the masters would send to ivTew Zealand for men to fill the places of the strikers. At the meeting of the Federated Seamens' Union, reference was made to the wreck of the barque ;Emiiie,'<'and members considered that' the underwriters deserved severe public .censure f-- 1- \ll ■■r:"-.- Vc, shiplto proceed to sea hi' ■.■''.■■.■. ■■ . '.■■■.. They also deemed the 'enquiry very un---,f\~ er ~L-.*-y. m,'] TCinmended i. :!!-ii:ii-:.i (■■■..pp -iir n »i#i!'[i«-'«-i-;< Wreck Commissioner to make .enquiries into marine disasters ; and, in the event of another body being recovered^ that a delegate from* the .Maritime Council be requested to attend the • .inquest in the interest of the seamen. ; , At. to-rday's.sitting t of the Maritime. Council, an application "-from the Cooks and Stewards' Union to federate ■ was referred back to them, with certain suggestions. It was decided that next meeting be, heldjn Auckland in six months' time., Tlie' draft constitution, under which it is, proposed that the wharf laborers of the whole of Australasia shall federate, was discussed* With regard to the misunder-; «t+-i,Ti'l fis (r wbi^h 1 hasrarisen."between the I -lii-n >i:".'irii: |i jCompany-. and the Wharf Laborers Union at Westport, it was, decided to tsend .practical men to in-' vestigate and report. The Secretary was instructed to'wire to MrEdwards,.General Secretary of the Railway Servants.' Union, 'advising::that'afrepresentative from the employees be sent to! Wellington 1 to meet the Commissioners and discuss aiy grievance Which they have, and, in tlie event of faiting to obtain satisfaction- in that way, they laytlid matter before .Ministers. Jt,was also decided to send a deputation " to' • wai<s'! on Whit6ombe and * Tombs, Christchurch, with reference {to the trouble''aVtheir establishment, after conferring with the Trades and Labor Council at Christchurch. \

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The Labor Troubles., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2432, 17 May 1890

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The Labor Troubles. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2432, 17 May 1890