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„, [per press association.]

Railway S<>ryant» Grievance*. Wellington. June 21

The, Railway Commissioners met the Railway Employee's' Society 'delegates again this morning. Mr Maxwell reviewed the present regulationsfregarding time and pay, remarking they had noAv been in force over ten years, and great care had been exercised in drawing them up. Mr Owen said, since he joined; the service in 1871, the rate of pay had receded greatly, and eyen during the last ten years it had been cut, d.qwn. ;. Mr Hbban pointed out that McKerrow had admitted the eight hours system could be rigidly adhered to, but it cost money, and that-wate.whafc the executive wanted. M Winters-said that no doubt great care had been bestowed in drawing up the .regulations, "but it had all been in one direction, viz., to get. the largest, amount of work at the smallest possible cost. It was thus a gradual modulation from a higher to a lower standard that the Executive obiected hoi' ■"'" ■ '' ' ' *'' '

Vh« WflllHffton Tramway Strike „ A large, meeting of, Unionists, convened by, the, and Labor Council was held;l,aat night, the Press being excluded. /Respjubions were earned, in effect,' (1) approving^ of the adtidii of- the iOounqU, in .calUngout the.tram'employees; (2)* that the, demand t of the employees was reason.a^e^^pled^gthe meeting:to assis'tin carrying:the dispute'toasuccessful issue, but advising, the' Council to be ready at any time to-effect a peaceful solution of the difficulty; (4) inducing workmen to take one share each in the Co-operative Bus, Co. ; (5) pledging the meeting,' to support ]bhe Bus Company, and to refra'^j from;.riding in-tiie ; .trams. The speaker! cpuns^ed, moderation, and it was' announced ,that;tlve. Bus Company had offered to ; take on, as; soon as.possible, hands who had left; the Tramway Company.' { A number of hands have already obtained Avork,. and it is .estimated that r>£2s will cover .weekly expense of maintenance ;ol men on strike*

The strike, has affected, the.receipts :of the Tramway Company by a substantial amount, but an improvement is anticipated next week, jvhen it is expected the full service will again /be running.

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LATEST TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2447, 21 June 1890

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LATEST TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2447, 21 June 1890

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