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The Labor Troubles.

STRIKE OF DOCK LABORERS.

[per press association]

London, June 10.

Three thousand dock laborers at Gloucester have struck work, owing to aii alleged breach of agreement on the part of the employers. Great irritation is being manifested at several other ports, and it is likely thak the action of the employers will lead to more strikes.

H. H. Champion, the labor agitator, who was about to visit Australia on a lecturing tour in connection with Trades Union matters, has postponed Ms departure on account of having received a commission from the Emperor William of Germany to report on Trades Unions in Europe.

. The Metropolitan police have formed a Union.

Sydney, June 11,

The Wharf Laborers' Union issued an appeal to the various Trades' Unions throughout Australasia for support in the event of any struggle taking place with the employers.

Auckland, June 11. The Tailoresses' Union contemplate starting a co-operative factory.

Christchurch, June 11

At a special meeting of the Christchurch Tailors, Tailoresses, and Pressers Union, held last evening, two month's notice of the following resolution was given :— '' That this meeting is of opinion that the time has arrived when some steps should be taken to alleviate the great loss of work which is daily increasing upon the members of this Union, and withe ut doubt the time ia not far distant when an appeal will be made by the surplus labor on the market to render them assistance from starvation, . Therefore this Union take the initiative, steps to form a co-operative productive employment fund."

Oamaru, June 11

The result of the voting by the local branch of the Railway Employees' Union on the qnestion of federation with the Maritime Council is 133 for and none against.

.The Slaughtermen's Union has resolved to affiliate with the Trades and Labor Council,

Dunedin, June 11

It is understood that there is now every pi'ospect of a satisfactory settlement of the dispute at the Shag Point coal mine, through the mediation of Mr Millar, Secretary of the Maritime Council.

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The Labor Troubles., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2439, 12 June 1890

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The Labor Troubles. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2439, 12 June 1890

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