Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.


!'' s ■' —-— ■ I ' .■; | ■■ The following is the reply of the Railway Commissioners . ,tp,■, the JRailway ;Servants Executive:— ' "' : ' i "In reply to »ypur telegram requeuing: ■the Railway Commissioners to withdraw: ;the men from wharf labour, I.ara directect to state .j/hat the Commissioners cannot refuse or suspend any portion of ordinary work devolving on them m the conVeyance and handling, of goods,, norcan they allow any-of their employees td do so. The; ■ Commissioners' are determined" to pursue a strictly impartial course as heretofore." The ; Commissioners have, issued? ;the following circular to all their employee^*: Railway Commissioners regret tP> inform the employees that,, .owing to the stoppage m steam .shipping, business and diminished railway traffic, and consequently large loss of revenue resulting thjereform, they are compelled to stop grains Running and reduce the exjienditure to a corresponding degree. The suspension of operations will be arranged to distribute work as fairly as possible, so) as not to inflict individual hardships.. Not, less than four days' pay per week is at present to be arranged for, Tfye continuance of working on certain sections also depends largely upon the supply ot, ■hard coal. More extensive .reductions! l must follow at an early date* The Com-' missioners hope that, if coal supplies are forthcoming, the,; trade and traffic may warrant a speedy resumption of the train .services., r .' - ■„, ..,.'. '■„■' ;^ '!.•".'..

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

RAILWY COMMISSIONERS' REPLY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2506, 1 September 1890

Word Count

RAILWY COMMISSIONERS' REPLY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2506, 1 September 1890

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.