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The Railway Trouble

PER PRESS ASSOCIATION,

Wellington, June 25.

"When the conference between the Commissioners and the Executive resumed this morning Mr McKerrow said, after careful consideration, the commissioners had agreed to accept the the proposals of the delegates for 54 hours a week (including concessions). It would be fully two years before the alterations could be brought .completely into force but in the meantime' the men would be paid overtime after 52 hours. Of course there were a few exceptional, cases which would, have to be treated according to merits, but he felt sure the Executive would not oppose this. Mr Hoban sincerely thanked the Corowjs

sioners for their decision, adding that the Executive were arguing on principle, and would not object to a few exceptional cases being treated different, iMr Winter remarked that all difficulty has now been obviated, aud tha whole body of railwayservants would be extremely .grateful to the Commissioners, and their, work would, in fact, be a pleasure to them. The delegates leave for Christchurch this afternoon.

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The Railway Trouble, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2450, 25 June 1890

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The Railway Trouble Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2450, 25 June 1890

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