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[per press association.]

(Received August 19, at noon.) Sytcney, August 19. The Seamen and Cooks' and Stewards' Unions, have held meetings at which they resolved to give 24 hours' notice that they will leave ships and support the Officers. The Union Co., of New Zealand, is. the only Intercolonial Company not affected by the present''difficulty. English ship owners have instructed their agents here to ship wool shorn by non-unionists at all hazards. The marine officers have resolved not to sail m any vessel carrying nonunion wool. There is an active demand for produce, owing to apprehensions of a stoppage of steamer traffic. The shearers have received a telegram from the American Knights of Labor, offering their support. Melbouhne, August 19. The officers are leaving vessels, and are being replaced by non-unionists. The Amalgamated Engineers are offering to lend the officers a sum of £2000. . Mr Speight, Railway Commissioner, does not anticipate any difficulty m obtaining a supply of coal for the railways. Adelaide, August 19. Shipping trade is proceeding as usual. The difficulty fails to operate against employers. Brisbane, August 19. The Maritime difficulty is assuming serious dimensions. The Maritime Council has ordered ail hands to leave steamers m port.

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LABOR QUESTIONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2495, 19 August 1890

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LABOR QUESTIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2495, 19 August 1890

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