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[per press association.] Sypxey, July 14. The old standing dispute between the colliery engine drivers-and the coalmasters has been settled, the proprietors agreeing to pay the late scale of wages. Overtime is demanded by the men after September Ist. Further labor troubles'are threatening owing to no reply having; Keen received to the rules secretly agreed to at the Seamen's Conference and forwarded for the steamship owners' approval a week ago. Delegates from the other colonies remain here awaiting the reply. If it does not come to hand shortly they intend to return to their homes, and the rules will come into operation immediately. The President of the Mercantile Marine Officers' Association states that the New Zealand Branch is fighting its own battle with the steamship owners, the Sydney branch not having been consulted m the matter. The marine engineers are now agitating for an increase of pay, and forwarding the demands to the owners. A conference is proposed. The owners have notified the Seamen's Union that they will consider the new rules at a special meeting 1 this week. The seamen have notified that if the rules are not accepted they will take action at the end of the week. j The steamship owners, at a meeting, I agreed to the proposals of the marine officers as put forward by the Sydney Confeience. The ultimate decision rests with the Sydney owners.

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LABOR QUESTIONS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2467, 15 July 1890

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LABOR QUESTIONS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2467, 15 July 1890

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