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LABOR QUESTIONS.

[PER I'RHSS. ASSOCIATION.]

Wellington, September 13. The man Gerard is still alive, but gradually sinking. . . ... To-day is generally looked upon as "strike pay' day, but the General' Committee have decided to pay over no money. The case of each man will be carefully considered, and rent, board and loading, as may be necessary, will be paid, whether strikers single or married, and }f. the latter, the number of family will be also j | considered, and orders for provisions t« given accordingly. In the case of express:men, etc., fodder for horses will 1 be provided. At a meeting of Unionists the following resolutions were carried.: —-"That this meeting rejoices to hear of the starting of a New Zealand Co-operative Steamship Company, and pledges itself m every way possible to render practical asisstance to the movement." "That this meeting protests against the tyrannical action of the Railway Commissioners m dismissing men who have had the courage to stand true to the principles of Unionism." "That this meeting congratulates most heartily the discharged employees for their courageous attitude on behalf of labor, and further sympathises with them for their loss of position." At a meeting of Ironworkers' Assistants the following resolution was agreed to unanimously : —"That we agree to do any work we are asked, provided that all men engaged on the work are Unionists."

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LABOR QUESTIONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2517, 13 September 1890

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LABOR QUESTIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2517, 13 September 1890

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