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LABOR QUESTIONS.

[PER I'KKSS ASSOCIATION.] London, July 9. The policemen who have been dismissed complain they were deserted by | their comrades, and insist on being re- | instated. Renewed rioting occurred in Bow street to-day and sixteen arrests were effected. Attempts were made to rescue the prisoners, which resulted in the rioters being batoned and some amount of bloodshed. The military were held in readiness, but were not called out. It is asserted the discontent is confined to the young men of the city police force. There was a full muster of postmen at the meeting last night. It was contended the men had compelled the withdrawal of blacklegs by the authorities. The postmen are willing not to go out on strike before the 21st inst., providing the blacklegs at present employed are dismissed j They intimate that deliveries will be refused today if the blacklegs are still employed. A meeting of 4000 postmen was held at Camberwell, Surrey, at midnight, when" complaints were made of numerous blacklegs being concealed in the vaults of the central office. The men agreed to refrain from attendance at every office until it was notified that the whole of the blacklegs had been dismissed. The Secretary of the Union advised the men not to injure the blacklegs In any way, but to endeavor to gain redress in a peaceful manner. The sorters have joined the Union. Mr Pearce, war correspondent of the "Daily News," was mobbed as a spy. London, July 10. The masters having conceded the demands of the Dublin coal porters, the strike lias ended. A hundred men who joined in attacking the blacklegs engaged in the parcel department of the Post-office have been dismissed. The postal authorities decline to pledge themselves not to employ additional labor until the 21st instant, and believe that the postmen will be compelled to yield. Anyhow the officials are confident they will be able to conduct the service for two days. Melbourne, July 10. A deputation from the unemployed waited on the Governor, and he promised to consider their grievances, Wellington, July 10, The Hon Geo. McLean is in communication with the Shipowners' Association of Australia, with reference to the difficulty with the Marine Officers' Association of New Zealand, and some days will elapse before anything is definitely settled, i

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LABOR QUESTIONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2464, 11 July 1890

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LABOR QUESTIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2464, 11 July 1890

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