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LABOR QUESTIONS.

[pee press association.]

London, August 26 to 27. Children attending a large Convent school in Dublin have been withdrawn because the nuns bought non-union coal. The British India Company informed a deputation that they were unaware of any disputes affecting their ships. Appeals for help have been received from Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney. The Sailors, Firemen, and Dockers' Unions are unanimous in their intention to support the Australian strikers, and Mr Mann only awaits specific instructions as to whether funds or | blocking of vessels is needed. Thirty j thousand dockers will contribute each a shilling a week if necessary. A motion will be brought forward at the Liverpool Trades Congress tendering monetary assistance.; The " Daily News " warns the Australians against pushing the dispute too far and opening the road to the admission of Coolies, in which case the colonies would be quickly overrun with cheap labor. Brisbane, August 27. The officers and ciew of the Arawata were arrested at Cooktown for refusing duty, but the charge was withdrawn upon the men returning to work and orfeiting four days' pay. Sydney, August 27. The associated miners at were locked out to-day. An ominous fact as to the length of time the strike may be expected to last, is that the recently-established Labor barracks hare been taken for three months, and cost £300 to fit up. Nine hundred meals are supplied daily. The Hauroto is unloading her horses with the help of her crew. At some of the wharves the scene is so busy that it is hard to realise that a strike is on. The shop assistants are urging- the warehousemen's assistants to withdraw their pledge to load and unload ships. Numerous outrages are reported from Newcastle. Steamers have been repeatedly cut adrift from the wharves. The Gas Companies have five weeks' coal supply. A detachment of military have been sent to Newcastle. A meeting of grocers protested against the action of the merchants in unwarrantably raising the prices of butter, and decided to demand a. refund of Is per lb. The "Western miners, in order to pi'Otect their brother miners in other districts have resolved not to cut more coal than they are at present doing, and thu« prevent special orders being fulfilled. Strike pay begins to-morrow. It is understood the amount allowed will be 30s per week. Newcastle, August 27 V To-night a mob of 2000 persons surrounded Ireland's store, which is being boycotted, owing to the dismissal of employees who had joined the Shop Employees' Association. They upset two cartloads of flour, carried'off the bags, and held complete possession of Hunter street. When the police attempted to make arrests they were assaulted with stones and smothered in flour. Two of them, Inspector Brennan and Sergeant Thompson, were struck on the head by stones. Eventually four of the rioters were arrested.

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LABOR QUESTIONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2503, 28 August 1890

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LABOR QUESTIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2503, 28 August 1890

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