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[per press association.] Christchukch, August 8. The Secretary of the Trades and Labor Council has received a telegram from Mr Millar this afternoon stating certain issues to be submitted to arbitration, which have been approved of by the Executive of the Typographical Association, and a reply has been sent to Mr Millar. There is a feeling of relief here at the prospect of an amicable settlement of the difficulty. The moderate utterances of the leaders of the labour party have produced a favorable impression, and there is an opinion that legislation should be passed making arbitration compulsory m.labor.disputes. In consequence of Whitcombe and Tombs having opened communication wiMi the Maritime Council m regard to arbitration the labor party has withdrawn the pickets which were watching tlunr establishmbnt. Mr Whitcombe returned' to Christchurch last-night. Wellington, August 8. . The Union Company's steamer Omapere has been laid up here owing to the delay m. the settlement of the Grey Yalluy miners' difficulty, and for the same re;ison the Company propose to lay up the Waretea at Lytfcelton. The uncertainty of the output from Westport mines is also under the consideration of the Company, and the management consider it highly probable that they may have to lay up some of their other vessels at an early datb. It is alleged that these mining difficulties have been the cause of another of the Company's coal steamers, the Ohau, having to seek work elsewhera. The Provisional Committee of the Civil Service Association is actively engaged preparing circulars and reports, which will be widely distributed m a few days for the purpose of acquainting the service throughout the colony with the proposals of the Association. At a meeting of large employers of labor held last night to discuss the labor difficulty it was resolved m the event of the strike extending to Wellington, to close their establishments, the manufacturers thus creating a lock out. The arrangement between the steamship owners and the New Zealand Marine Officers' Association is that wages have been increased as follows :—First officers, £14 to £16 ; second, £10 to £12 ; third, £7 10a to £10; fourth, £6 to £8 per month. The increase took effect from the first of the present month. The local wharf carters, expressmen, and storemen's Union have decided to support the Maritime Council m the dispute with Messrs Whitcombe and Tombs. Dunedin, August 8. The outlook to-day with reference to the dispute is decidedly more] promising of a solution. The Maritime Council, m reply to the Directors' telegram, forwarded the issues on which arbitration is desired. Shares are being freely taken up m the Company intending to start m opposition to Whitcombe and Tombs m Christchurch. The Wellington booksellers have intimated that they are willing to discontinue selling the firm's publications. Circulars have been sent all through the colony, urging the teachers to discontinue the use of their books. Things here are m their normal state, and it is not expected that there will be any change for a day or two. The utmost anxiety pervades all classes. It is stated that the Postal Department have been preparing for a possible crisis by getting m tenders for the carriage of local mails m the event of a stoppage on the railways.
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The Complete Boycott., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2487, 9 August 1890
The Complete Boycott. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2487, 9 August 1890
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