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The Labor Troubles

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: Sydney, July 15. The Seamen's rules provide for eight hours' labor in ports, bays, and roadsteads, namely, from 7 a.m. till 5 p.m., with two hours for meals. Sea watches on days of arrival and departure are* to count as a portion of the day ; cleaning, &c, between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m.! to be charged for as overtime, necessary repairs excepted; deck work and unnecessary navigation between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. also to be charged as overtime. The following is to be the scale of wages paid monthly :—Seamen £7, boatswains £8, lamp trimmers £7, lamp trimmers and seamen £8, coal trimmers and firemen £9, donkeymen and greasers £9. When trading to other ports than the port of discharge to be paid at the terminal port. If engaged by rate the scale shall be 10s per day until returned, the men to be entitled to their passage to the port of leaving. Overtime for all work between 5 p.m. and 5 ajn. shall be paid for at the rate of Is per hour, Sundays and holidays 2s, half an hour to be allowed when leaving port for stowing ropes and derricks, afterwards overtime to be allowed. There shall be eight recognised public holidays in the year. Men working on Sundays and holidays are to be paid 12s per day. If in port on eight hours celebration day no work shall be done and the vessel shall not proceed to sea before 6 p.m. ? The shipowners have had the seamen's rules under consideration, but the discussion was only preliminary, and no decision will be come to until the intercolonial owners have been consulted. . The Marine Engineers have sent a communication to the owners embodying the suggestions upon which they desire to have a conference. They embrace the classification of ships according to tonnage, sliding scalqj of , payment, accommodation aboard ship, and management of the engine-room generally. ;

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The Labor Troubles, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2466, 16 July 1890

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The Labor Troubles Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2466, 16 July 1890

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