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LABOR QUESTIONS.

,; [pjill riIESS ASSOCIATION.]

Berlin, July 12. Prince Bismarck has assured an ininterviewer that the Emperor William's Labor Conference has not solved a single question, and resulted m nothing but words. London, July 12. After a week's effort to paralyse the postal services, the postmen sent a deputation to Mr Raikes, PostmasterGeneral, with proposals of a more moderate nature. It is believed that the crisis has passed. Altogether 400 postmen have been dismissed. During the strike the police ejected postmen from several Post Offices with violence. The Union leaders called for a general strike, which was not responded to. City merchants and members of the Stock Exchange urged firmness on the part of the Post Office authorities, and offered the services of their clerks. The Postmaster: General refused to receive deputations comprising Radical members and delegates from the Trades and Labor Council, but finally received a deputation from the postmen, who asked that the minimum rate of wages should be 22s per week, with a maximum of 40s. They also asked redress for other moderate grievances, The Postmaster-General promised to carefully consider the pro* posals. The 400 postmen who were dismissed have petitioned to be reinstated. Dockers refuse to discharge the Queensland steamer Jumna, owing to the employment oc non-union men on board. Brisbane passengers had to remove their own luggage. Four .hundred and fifty postmen Avho were dismissed accuse the Union of having deceived them, and assert they will not rejoin it if they manage to secure reinstatement, J Lokdon, July 15. The Telegrap'n clerks are to receive an increase m pay, and the amount set apart will be £200,000 annually. Two hundred of the officials m the central office will not, however, receive any increase, owing to their refusal to work overtime.

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LABOR QUESTIONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2470, 21 July 1890

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LABOR QUESTIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2470, 21 July 1890

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