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Labor Questions

[I'BR PRESS ASSOCIATION.] London, September 4. The compositors are sending £500 to Australia. The Committee of the Congress is actively working up subscriptions, and hope to be able to remit considerably over £40,000. Sydney, September' 5. The Shipowners 1 Union are levying Id per ton for expenses. ■ The official returns show there are 319,000 bonafida working men m the colony; 40,000 are members of Unions, and 9000 are on strike. English companies and firms hav# cabled privately several thousand pounds m support of employers' pastoralists', and shipping interests m Australia arising out of the Shearers' strike. The dockers have arranged for 100 automatic boxes being placed at railway stations to receive donations m aid of the Australian strikers. They have also decided to appeal to all clergy and ministers m the United Kingdom to assist them. After a long and excited debate the Trades' Congress at Liverpool has resolved, by 193 to 155, that the time has arrived when the system of eight hours' labor m all trades is bast obtained by legal enactment. Benjamin Tillett, one of the leaders of the great London strike, strongly supported statutory action, but ridiculed the idea possessed by some speakers that unionism could thereby be injured. All the Broken Hill silver mines ] will be shut down on Wednesday, thus throwing out nearly 4000 miners. Melbourne, September 5. A considerable quantity of cargo has been put on board the Union Company's steamer Monowai, and as it is understood that a non-union c-rew has been engaged it is probable the vessel will leave for Jfew Zealand to-morrow. The Trades Hall has received a cable message from London, stating that firm assistance m coercing would be rendered by Unionists at Home,

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Labor Questions, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2511, 6 September 1890

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Labor Questions Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2511, 6 September 1890

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