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Labor Questions.

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London, September 10. The Admiralty are preventing the dockers from blockading Southampton. The steamer Rangitata is loading coal at Cardiff for New Zealand. Mr Mills, manager.of the Union Shipping Company, sails for New Zealand by the Orient on September 21st. Mann has postponed the interview which Wiis; to have (been' • typ with representatives of Shipping Companies connected with the Australian traqle. ,-, . The total amount of money remitted to Australia so far is under £6500. Only the Unions have subscribed. The Union Steamship Company threaten to remove their works from Southampton to London if the strike succeeds, ; Sydney, September 11. Arrived—Jubilee. She will be discharged by Unionists. Two thousand more mjners, whose fourteen days' notioe is up, came out to-day, swelling the number on strike at Newcastle to 7000. The strikers a,re; greatly m need of funds,, ■;■ The'-Dorunda's firemen and seamen have resumed work, and the charges of desertion have been withdrawn. * The Labor Committee intend to send delegates to London to rouse the sympathy of the dockers and other i Unions, i'

The Engineers' Conference has come to a satisfactory conclusion. An increase of wages was granted, and the question of the right of reporting to owner's was modified. Improved accommodation for men was conceded. The miners of Wollongong have resolved to request the Maritime body to call out the Queensland miners, alleging that the fact of their supplying non-Uuion vessels with coal weakens the cause of the New South Wales miners. ... , HoisAiiT, September ii. ■The Tasmania .Company's cooks stewards are rejoining. I'uisßANE, September 11. ; A further contingent of -officers and stewards have returned to lA their vessels. London, September 11. The arrival of soldiery was received with much hooting at .South^ni^top, accompanied by threats of rescuing the prisoners, but no actual conflict occurred. There are 500 troops m town, and two gunboatsaacr } c co-operating. The Royal Mail Steaittship'lJompany locked itte employees up: for/safety. All the shipping industries federating. The Protection of Laborers Bill has been withdrawn, Melboukne, September 12. Strike matters are quiet. S»rw*l Union stokers have returned to the gasworks. London, September 12. The ,fire brigade drenched (the . crowd 1) at Southampton. The soldiers cleared the streets, and are guarding the docks to prevent picketing, jackets patrol the harbor m boats to prevent ship's being meddled with. The dockers are willing to accept 5d per hour by day and 6d at night, but the. masters decline to exclude n'onunionists. •• > . . , It is doubtful whether the London Executive will support the strike.» '

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Labor Questions., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2516, 12 September 1890

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Labor Questions. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2516, 12 September 1890

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