The Railway Employees.
[per press association.] Wellington, May 2L. Mr Millar, Secretary to the Maritime Council, has received the following letter from the Railway Commissioners in answer to the requests preferred by the deputation which waited upon them last week :—"I have the honor, by direction of tiie Railway Commissioners, to inform you that they have given the matter their careful consideration, and are willing to pay as from 18th June next the ordinary rate per hour for casual labor employed at ports, such rates not to exceed Is 3d per hour for general cargo between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. With regard to your further suggestion, that none but members of the Union should be engaged, I- am directed to say that the. Commissioners will give the preference to Union men, but will not guarantee to utilise it exclusively, and they reserve the right to use other hands if necessary."—E. G. Piloher, Secretary.
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The Railway Employees., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2435, 21 May 1890
The Railway Employees. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2435, 21 May 1890
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