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Auckland, May 27

The "Star" says "It is quite on the cards that'the difficulty with the Railway employees is not the only one of the kind which will embarrass the Government immediately prior to the approaching elections. There has been dissatisfaction in the Telegraph Department throughout the colony for years past, for the reason that though the labor is skilled and the men require to be' intelligent and fairly 'educated, the remuneration for their services is poor indeed. It is said that some of the best operators in the colony are not paid as much as £3 per week, while many get no more than £2 or £2 ss. Hence the trouble. It is no secret that at the present time the operators in the different parts of the colony are contemplating a general strike. Owing to the necessity for retrenchment the whole of the stations are short handed to an extent, and in the event of a strike the telegraph service would be virtually closed to the public. Probably, however, an effort will be made to arrange the matter before an extreme step is taken, and in any case the demand of the operators for a fair rate of pay is sure to have the sympathy of the public."

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THE TELEGRAPH SERVICE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2435, 27 May 1890

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THE TELEGRAPH SERVICE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2435, 27 May 1890

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