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Hobakt, July 26. In the House of Assembly the Premier has given notice of a motion that an address should be presented to the Queen praying that Macquarrie Island should be transferred to New Zealand, instead of remaining a dependency of the colony of Tasmania. Sydney, July 27. The Shipowners' Association has written to the Seamen's Union to the effect that they find it impossible to accept any variation m the conditions now regulating work, and declining to accept the new rule providing that the number* of hours of labor be eight m all ports, bays, and roadsteads, and that sea watches on 'days of arrival and departure are to be counted as portion, of

eight hours. "They are willing to make concessions embracing an increase of overtime and paying for three extra liolidaj's, and also for payment of wnges at the terminal port, and the seamen have replied that they will stand out for the principle of eight hours, and throw the onus of a strike on the owners. A cable message has been received inviting Australasian delegates to a Seamen's Conference, to be held at Glasgow m October, to confirm the eight hours principle.

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AUSTRALIAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2476, 28 July 1890

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2476, 28 July 1890

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