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jSyi/ney, August 15. At noon to-day the officers of steamships gave the owners twenty-four hours' notice of their intention to leave the vessels, and the seamen will shortly follow suit. Newcastle, August 15. Owing to the threatened strike a great impetus has been given to the coal trade, and heavy freights have been gecured. Melboukne, August 15. The Shearers' Union are making preparations to prevent shipping of non-Union shorn wool, and a systematic boycott has been established. On the other hand sheep-owners and employers of labor are completing arrangements to resist the attack of Unionists. Fearing a strike the Railway Commissioners have secured a fortnight's supply of coal, and have arranged for further supplies to run trains m the event of the strike being a protracted one. Dunemn, August 15. Private advices from Sydney state that the Steam-owners Association have decided, m the event of the men being called out, to open up the whole question of conditions and rate pay for Maritime labor. The Australian Officers Association called out their officers to-day, hut numbers refused to strike.

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AUSTRALIAN LABOR TROUBLES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2492, 15 August 1890

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AUSTRALIAN LABOR TROUBLES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2492, 15 August 1890

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