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Labor Questions.

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London, September 14. Work hag been partially resumed at Southampton. . ; t. Burns exhorted the dockers to take 5d an hour by day and 6d _by? night. He said it was useless to go on fighting for formal recognition of the Union. . , , , All the masters except three have agreed to take on their old-hands again. The men ultimately decided to agree to the terms proposed. Bitter protests were .made against the alleged betrayal by the London Executive. There . was an exciting scene, which culminated; m the phairman bursting into tears.' ; The troops have been withdrawn, and the seamen and firemen intend to remove to other ports where wages are better. ■ ! '.■'''*; }. There is stagnation m the London docks m consequence of the Australian strike. Hundreds of stevedores and clerks are unemployed. Only six ships are loading where there are rtts|ually fi%. ••■;. . ■" / " ;" j The slackness of trade, exhaustion of funds, and necessity to assist Australia are given as the reasons which compelled the dockers to repudiate the Southampton strike. A monster parade on behalf 6t the Australian strikers took place at West Ham to-day ; £52 were collected. Sydney, September 15. The carriers who are Union jnejti are likely to strike,; thus preventing wool coming m. „ , f The Labor Defence Committee hare resolved on calling out all the-affiliated bodies. "■' .. ;'-' -~ '•'.'.;:■* The strike of carters has caused a good deal of inconvenience, and private vehicles are; [largely jpressecl into service. Brussels, .September* 15, The Belgian Workmen's Conference has approved of a general strike m all trades.

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Labor Questions., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2519, 16 September 1890

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Labor Questions. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2519, 16 September 1890

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