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A meeting of the shareholders in Messrs Whitcombe and Tombs, Limited, was held at Christchurch last evening, at which seventy-six shareholders were present, I representing 4072 shares, out of a total of 5000. It was unanimously resolved to send the following reply to Mr Millar :^— The Directors of Messrs Whitcombe and Tombs, Limited, after consulting with their shareholders, instruct me to advise you that, while tit all times fully prepared to listen to any reasonable proposals in the interests of labor, they feel bound to decline to submit to the assumed right of your Council to force them to arbitrate as to the manner in which their business is to be conducted in the future, or as to the employment of women as compositors. , The policy of the Company has been to j pay their employees fairly and the J Directors have every reason to be satisfied with the manner in which the work of the business has been conducted. They cannot therefore see any just reason why they should be called upon to discharge those who have served them faithfully for the purpose of supplanting them with men chosen by your Association,"

[PKE PRESS ASSOCIATION.] Dunbdin, August 13. At noon to-day the carpenters employees in fitting up Whitcombe and Tombs' branch were withdrawn by order of the Building Trades Union Executive, which is now authorised t« act in any emergency.

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THE WHITCOMBE AND TOMBS DIFFICULTY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2490, 13 August 1890

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THE WHITCOMBE AND TOMBS DIFFICULTY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2490, 13 August 1890

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