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RAILWY COMMISSIONERS' REPLY.

!'' 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 .' - ■„, ..,.'. '■„■' ;^ '!.•".'..

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

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

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