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Labor Questions

[PER PRESS; ASSOCIATION,]

THE AUSTRALIAN STRIKES.

[per pkess association.]

• London, . Augusts, 28. Shipowners are conferring about the Australian strikes, and merchants are iriuch alarmed. : • The Dockers' Union voted £1000 to assist the strikers, and will levy Is per week on all members. Some halfmillion London Unionists have proffered a shilling levy. Mr Tillett states they will be unable to strike m sympathy with the Australians until the agreement with the stevedores expires, but are eager to assist. The " Standard " hopes violence will be sternly repressed m Australia. Sydney, August 28. A " Gfazette " was issued to-day proclaiming that .stringent measures would be taken to maintain law, and afford complete security to persons, engaged m lawful callings. Several cases of ill-treatment of nonunion laborers occurred to-day. At on« wharf it was found necessary to domicile the men on the wharf. A Committee of mediation, consisting of influential gentleman not connected with either side has been formed. They are reticent as to their intentions, -.r.iin.i,; ■ ! Sev«n thousand colliers have been locked out at Newcastle. One of the rioters has been sentenced to seven days' imprisonment. Local freight* and potatoes Iwre risen SQO, per cent.., but dairy produce regains at ordinary prices, a& large supplier are coming m by rail. ADELAiDi.' J.ugaisfc 2S. Strike matters are quiet at. present. Ther» is no non-union labor available at Port Adelaide and strike funda »re coming m freely. MII.BOT7S,NK,! Al>gUSt 28. The gas strike has assumed a serious; aspect. So far, the non-unionists employed have not been capable of doing the work properly, and consequently the gas has been cut off m, the city during the day, thus causing, serious, inconvenience where it is used as motive; power. Street supply will be cut off on moonlight nights, and the Press, urge people to largely reduce domestic cqasurmotioß*.

A mob stormed the Fitzroy gas-' works and made an ineffectual attempt to get at the non-unionists engaged there. A large body of police dispersed the rioters. I Constables are being drafted into I the city from country districts, and the \ Artillery were ordered out from ■ Queenscliff. j Bbisbane, August 28. Several Unionists have written to the Press blaming the leaders for get-! ting them into a difficulty, and asking to be reinstated m work.

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Labor Questions, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2504, 29 August 1890

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Labor Questions Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2504, 29 August 1890

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