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The Labor Troubles.

[PEE PEESS.ASSOCIATION^ L .'- ./ : -IT- - -' -10-J^

Auckland, May 28.

The early, closing movement continues to grow ih lpiiblic favor, and several shop keepers in tKe Xarangahape road, one of the ]>i'-.-Niiiu.>:il Immmo-s st routs of" the city and from \ihiili flic jrn'.iloM opposition was fc.-m-d, kiv<> staled rhoir intuition of

.closing ill sovoii oVloek. ," „ ' '' ' '.!."/,' "! TWAN6ANui,"May 28. The ■farriers having formed an Association, and raised the ; price of shoeing from May 14th, this evening a large meeting of horse owners, ; settlers, and, carters, was held to protest against the' increase of prices. Ifc.was resolved that a deputation from,both sides,mee£ thi^ dayj/woek to discuss the question,', ,and endeavor to come to a, satisfactory agreement. As one of the reasons for' the increase was the number of bad debts, it was suggested that a cash tariff be instituted.?- CJ\ Wellington, ;M»y> 28. . The..manager of the City Tramway Company^ has written to the Federated Trades. CounciLdecliningito^approve of the rules recently • adopted by\tne';Tramway* and Corporation ■ \BusCompany Employee's Union, - and wKifeh it:* is proposed to bring into iorce on June 1, as their acceptance would, involve an annual increase of £1463. in -wages alone: He adds that the' Tramways are running at a loss and* that . the .proprietors will not submit to an: increase of wages or diminution of hours. . ::■-- :.-i-t-., } ,'<t;:s-A-r:

The Ironworkers' assistants are demand-, -ing an per d,a.y>- The .tyrapteyers are* inclined to resist^but I*will-receive1*will-receive a de'putatibjx; on the.inatter.jj jjl The authorities have no apprehension of a strike;among thejtelegraphists. They believe the rumor is" niefely a reflex of an attempt set onrfoot.a.short-timeißgo to form a Unioni .aihong/the, operiat*B and afterwards abandoned,, f -It ris Twxjghised, however, nthat the. Telegraph^ Department is badly in rieed.'of classificatibit aiod that there is some cause* for discontenCamong the. employees-whicli. it',/^s'jtpped the legislation of, nexttse^ion^may^whdly or in part ,remoye.!,;,'-' '*'*"'.* '"• i \ h-''. " 1 The' Mercantile MaritimelpflfcersjjAsaociation of "New"Zealand, 1 wKose quarters are, at Wellinptjpi^ haye addressed a circular to J every" steamehipj owner in New Zealand, making'certain demands calculated'to! improve the position of oflicers, r ,They ask that each vessel shall , carry threej cmificated, ofiic«rs,, i^nd that the mminium J pay shall be—Cniet 'officer, £16 .per month,";" 'second, £14t; third and fourth,' £12;. Thisr ecal^-tJo come into force on'J.une Ist. 'The request was made for improved accoininotliitionl and that no officer shall be' obliged to handle 1 'or tally cargo... The system of three -watches shall be observed! Another itcni'is'that' when an officer comes off .night duty „he shall be entitled to refreshment as a right, and not at the option of the stewai'ds, J'as at present, v ' ' -"" -

• A meeting of Wellington steamship owners will be held'in a day'or two to consider .the circular, Mercantile Marine Officers' Association. It is stated that if the Association -insists on its deniands; n\ore - thaiToxie [of ttfeT'lfaiuners hailing from this port 'will be laid up. / \*Chjustchubch, May 28. The executive of'the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants met kstnight. Williams formerly^ in\ f tiw^,se"rvi|e|aß . a spring maker,: applied .to the '_ Society for assistance.'.' Itwas'stated that' this man had been offered wort'at piecewbrk rates, at which,, t Jaftpr 'paying,*of rSteikers, he would only make 3shelper 'c&W jOii his refusing to do the wbrkhe had been dismissed. It was resolved that the Secretary put the facts before the Commissioner • asking'that an enquiry be instituted. It was also resolved that the be informed that a deputation will wait upon them on June 16 to /deal with the points at issue as per the' Society's?, communication of March 29th. ' The following votes were recorded :—Picton for extreme measures ( 27, »JJ(ijnst , 0 ; Palmerstpn North,' for extreme measures 154, against 4, not recorded 11 ■; : Maritime Council for affiliation 14Q, agajnst'O 1, noi recorded 29, A letter Qf, po'ngrjitulationf. was received from the Amalgamated. Society of Engineers, ■ A'ucklanirK' 'snd'/a'niolioh of entire confidence hf^ th'fr executive waa received from Invercargill.

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The Labor Troubles., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2437, 29 May 1890

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The Labor Troubles. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2437, 29 May 1890

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