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Matters m connection with the strike re dragging slowly along. The several vessels m Port are all loading cargo by non-union labor, and although it is absurd to attempt to make anyone of an impartial mind believe that " everything is going on as if no trade dispute existed," yet they are doing fairly well, just as well, m fact, as they can reasonably be expected to do. The Rotokino v/as. loading produce throughout the day, and is expected to get away to-day for Pictoh and Australian ports. Every day sees extra nonunion laborers brought down from Christchurch, and the supply exceeds the demand ; but it is stated, that those whq are brought clown day after day and not employed are paid 5s per day. If this be true, and these inviting conditions continue to be held out, "no doubt those requiring labor will soon get sufficient men to meet their requirements, even if they should not be quite up to the mark of those who have been accustomed *6 perform the work at Lyttelton.—" Lyttelton Times."

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LYTTELTON., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2521, 18 September 1890

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LYTTELTON. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2521, 18 September 1890

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