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The Labor Troubles.

[per press association.]

London, June 12,

Mr Cecil Raikes, Postmaster-General, has (suspended and imposed a fin& on one hundred postmen who attended the Union meeting. The decision has caused a great commotion at the Central Post Office. . Paris, June 12. Six thousand miners at St Etienne, a town in the Department of Loire, have gone out on strike. Auckland, 12. The Lumpers' Union have objected to the coaling of the Union Company's steamers at Russell by Maoris, who were lately engaged for this work. When the Maoris came alongside the Tarawera, which was about to coal, the purser informed them that their services were not required. Oamaru, June 12. Steps are to be taken to form a Laborers and Trades' Union here. TimAßtr, .] une 12. A check occurred to-day in the working of the New Zealand Company's ship Abercarn. The ship commenced to discharge 600 tons of ballast with the crew, when the wharf laborers gave notice they would not empty the trucks nor load the vessel if the crew, worked. The ballast agent and master gave way, and the laborers set to work in the afternoon. The laborers claim they should work the ballast, as this is straightforward, while in stowing cargo, there is much broken time.

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The Labor Troubles., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2440, 13 June 1890

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The Labor Troubles. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2440, 13 June 1890

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