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LABOR QUESTIONS.

[j?£R PRESS ASSOCIATION.]

London, August 20. The dockers hold a congress on the 23rd September.. The Tilbury Docks owners have refused to engage not to emploj nonunionists, and trade is at a standstill. Sydney, August 21. The effect of the strike on the produce Market is/hourly becoming more apparent, and to-day New Zealand flour is quoted at £8 10s to £9 108: bran, 9d. 9000 bags of New Zealand oats arrived this morning. Best feed is quoted at 2s to 2s 3d. New Zealand potatoes, £5 10s tol£6. Onions, <■£!$ to £14. It is understood that one firm has engaged 150 non-tjnionists to work their vessels* . , The slaughtermen refuse to kill sheep shorn by non-Union men. The butcher's employees are influencing their masters to boycott the stocksellers who sympathise with those opposing the Shearers' Union. . Newcastle, August, 21. Freights to Melbourne have advanced from 4s to 255, and to I -Adelaide from 10s to. 35s per ton. Tpnnage is largely sought for New ZeaAafed ports at fancy prices. It is reported that at least a, dozen steamers have been' offered to the Trade and Labor Council under charter for the coal trade. The Council are making enqniries with a view of ascertaining whether the steamship owners "are. in any way connected or interested in in these vessels before they take action. Brisbane, August; 21. The Strike Committee ' hare cabled to the London Dockers Union asking it to prepare for a general blockade of the British, India Steamship' Company's steamers at every port, in the world. Sydnsy, August 21; In consequence of the strikes engineers of steamers are being discharged, and captains are being placed on', Half Commercial men propose holding a meeting to consider the question of assisting shipowners or otherwise" during the strike* ..So far the strike has been carried out in an orderly /.mariner, arid no disturbances are reported. . In some instances clerks of shipowners are engaged in the work of discharging vessels. A mass meeting of gas stokers vtill be held to-morrow to consider the action to be taken in the present crises. Wool stevedores are still idle, and no attempt has been made to employ non-unionist to load wool, of which only a small quantity has as yet arrived. WqqJ ships are not arailable, and in many instances squatters have postponed shearing, It will be impossible to store the wool in Sydney if shearing operations take place and the strike continuas, as there is only accommodation for 100,000 bales. , Brisbane, August 21. The Australian United Steam Company deny the statement made this evening to the effect that they were expecting instructions from London to agree to the demajtds of the officers.

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LABOR QUESTIONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2498, 22 August 1890

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LABOR QUESTIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2498, 22 August 1890

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