Sydney, August 18. It is thought the Maritime difficulty has gone too far for conciliation, and the dispute threatens to have a very serious consequence. Many steamers sailed before the expiration of the 24 hours notice given by officers, but the latter will leave the ships as soon as they can get ashore. Officers of the steamer Adelaide left just before sailing, and were replaced by others, who will probably be regarded as " blackBegs by the wharf laborers at Melbourne, and the steamer will then be stuck up. It is denied that the Maritime bodies intend to call the railway hands out on strike. The officers of the Arawa, from Brisbane, deserted on the steamer's arrival last night.
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LABOR TROUBLES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2494, 18 August 1890
LABOR TROUBLES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2494, 18 August 1890
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