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The Labor Troubles.


Sydney, May 30. The masti in the clothing trade conceded the- employees' demand for an increase of wages and the threat- '■ ened strike bas been averted.

' The Marine Officers Association , Here have received no official information with reference to the demands by the New' Zealand Mercantile Marine Officers Association and astonishment is felt at the latter's attitude which is considered, to be high-handed. The agreement between the representatives of the Victoria and New South Wales Associations with the Secretary of the New -Zealand Association, and the Secretary of the Steamship Owners Association, was that no steps should be taken until after a conference to be held in Sydney with the Steamship\Owners Association. It is understood ;that the local branch of the Officers Association has telegraphed to the Secretary of the New Zealand Association protesting against the action taken and giving him clearly to understand that such action will not be supported by the Australian Associations.

London, May 29. There is a general movement amongst operatives in Government employ to form Unions for the purpose of demanding eight hours and other extensive concessions.

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The Labor Troubles., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2438, 31 May 1890

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The Labor Troubles. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2438, 31 May 1890

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