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A meeting of the Amalgamated Shearers' and Laborers' Union was held in the Orange Hall, Burnett street, last evening. The President of the Union was in the chair, and the Hall was crowded to excess. It had been intended at first to use only the back room of the Hall, but this was soon so filled up that a move had to be made to the main room, which also was found too small for the large gathering of working men. Correspondence was read from the Waimate district regarding the log of prices, and the Secretary submitted a log drawn up by him for this district. The Union then went into Committee, when an animated discussion took place over the proposed log, but nothing definite was arrived at. A motion was carried unanimously, "That the Secretary be instructed to the President of the Trades and Labor Council, Christchurch, and to the President of the Amalgamated Shearers' and Laborers' Union, Waimate, asking them if they will be pleased to attend, and address a meeting to b9 held in the Oddfellows' Hall, Ashburton, as early as possible." It was resolved, "That the Secretary write to the head office of the Union, for a copy of rules for the guidance of this branch." Resolved, " That a hearty vote of thanks be accorded to the Press, for the energetic way in which they have supported the rights of labor." Twenty new members joined the Union. After a hearty vote of thanks to the chairman, one of the most successful labor meetings ever held in Ashburton was brought to a close.

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SHEARERS' AND LABORERS' UNION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2490, 13 August 1890

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SHEARERS' AND LABORERS' UNION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2490, 13 August 1890

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