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LABOR QUESTIONS.

[PER PRBiS ASSOCIATION. I

THE SYDNEY DIFFICULTY,

(per pkbss association,

Sydney, July 17. Work was resumed on the Tekapo and Jubilee this morning, the owners agreeing to discharge the foreman, pending a settlement being arrived at. Meetings both of the owners and wharf laborers were held to-day. The former decided to take legal advice as to the action of the men m withdrawing, on the ground that they had broken their own rules, which provide for notice being given of changes. A letter to this effect has been sent to the Union. At a meeting of wharf laborers an animated discussion took place on the question of the employment of stevedores. It was decided to rescind yesterday's resolution, and allow stevedores to carry out existing contracts for twelve months. In view of the demands put forward by the various labor bodies, the steamship owners have decided to take a firm stand. Conferences are being arranged with the seamen to-morrow, and the marine officers and engineers next week.

Dunedin, July 17. At a well attended meeting of those desirous of forming a Domestic Servants' Union, a Committee was appointed to draw up rules. Miss Morrison, Secretary of the Tailoresses' Union, strongly urged the formation of a Servants' Home, which would also serve as a bureau, from which, if it was placed under a competent matron, mistresses could rely on getting good servants. Several of those present confirmed the statement, which had been challenged that servants had to get up m some places shortly after midnight to do the washing, and it was said to be the rule m several places to have the washing out at 6.30, so as not to interfere with the ordinary work.

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LABOR QUESTIONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2468, 18 July 1890

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LABOR QUESTIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2468, 18 July 1890

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