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UNION OF EMPLOYEES.

. . Wellington, August 29. A full meeting of the Committee of jblie Employers Association, which is m course of formation here, was held yesterday. Business was chiefly confined ,to the adoption of rules, which were framed on abroad basis, so as to include employers of every class, from the largest to the smallest. It was decided also to invite the co-operation of the Chambers' of Commerce .throughout the colony for the purpose of forming similar Associations, which should be affiliated. The opinion was unanimously held that labor unions woukbwelcome the formation of a representative body of employers, with whom they could deal, and that the organisation of employers was the first step towards finding a via media out of the present disputes, which it was alleged, were injuring all classes of the community. , There is litt'e excitement on the wharves this morning, and very few vessels m port. The crew from the Takapuna. from Nelson, and Kanieri, from Blenheim, came out on arrival this morning. Both are manned with nonUnion labor, and will sail this afternoon. The officers do not appear anxious to withdraw, and some assert will not do so ; unless shown that the majority are willing to do so. The wharf laborers are working as usual, b\it the secretary states; he has instructions to be on the alert'for instructions from Dunedin. The general opinion is that they will be called out directly. Business is seriously depressed.

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UNION OF EMPLOYEES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2504, 29 August 1890

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UNION OF EMPLOYEES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2504, 29 August 1890

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