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'Sydney, August 18. On Friday last the Chief Commissioner of Railways spoke plainly to a deputation of Railway employees who waited on him and his colleagues with reference to the notice of dismissal served upon the extra permanent way men. Mr Eddy held that the Commission erscould not discuss with employeesor with members of Parliament, outside Parliament, the conduct of the railways. He pointed out that at a recent meeting of employees not a whisper was j raised against a declaration that the Chief Commissioner ought to be strangled, arid the denunciation of the Commissioners as tyrants was allowed to pass unchallenged. He defied anyone to show a case of tyranny on the part of the Commissioners, who had done their utmost to make the men contented, and although they had retrenched m some directions, they had increased the wages to the amount of £70,000. The Commissioners were desirous to do their utmost for the good of the country m directing the railways,but half their time was taken up m dealing with political intrigues. Henceforth he would have it understood that employees must desist from holding organised meetings of intrigue against the administration of the department. No change would be made m the determination upon which the Commissioners had resolved.—"Press."

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NEW SOUTH WALES RAILWAYS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2501, 26 August 1890

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NEW SOUTH WALES RAILWAYS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2501, 26 August 1890

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