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Second Edition LABOR, QUESTIONS.

[per press association] Sydney, August 29. With "regard to the suggestion that an open conference should be held, the owners express a willingness to meet m a business way, and come to a fair business understanding, but they emphatically state that no understanding can possibly be arrived at until the officers entirely disassociate themselves from all labor organisations. The shipowners say they are perfectly willing to meet the officers and discuss matters m a fair manner, but it must be the officers only who are to be dealt with m the matter. Other grievances must be considered separately. A second detachment of artillery, with two Nordenfeldt guns, has been despatched to Newcastle. A Protection of Laborers Bill has been introduced into the* Legislative Council. It will afford protection to those non-Unionists who have work to perform. Adelaide, August 29. In the House of Assembly notice of motion has been given, suggesting a conference of delegates of the Australian Legislatures, to consider the intro-. duction of a uniform measure to control the trade and labor organisations, and provide Boards of Conciliation^ Melbourne, August 29. Owing to the shortness of coal the Railway Commissioners have determined to reduce the train service, and passenger trains will be cut down by one-fourth. [Received August 29, at noon.] ' London, August 28. The Australian strike is creating a great deal of excitement. Unionists and members of the Dockers Union arĀ« eager to offer every assistance^ m4ny intimating their desire to contribute, oik) shilling per day. ...,,,, : The " Morning Post," m discussing the question, states that it is manifest the Trade Unionists of Australia arrogate to themselves the right to decide who shall be employed. It Avas, however, satisfactory to learn that employers m the colonies had laid to heart the lesson which British owners had yet to learn--" That of standing firm." The " Standard " hopes that democratic Australia will prevent mob rule, and believes that Australian workmen are strongly m favor of individual liberty.

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Second Edition LABOR, QUESTIONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2504, 29 August 1890

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Second Edition LABOR, QUESTIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2504, 29 August 1890

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