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Labor Questions

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London, September 1?) and 20. The New Zealand Shipping Company's new steamer Kangatira sails for .New Zealand on the 26th inst., with a cargo of 6000 tons of coal. The London Trades and Labor Council forwarded £460 m aid of the Melbourne strikers. Burns declared that the collection by English Unions for the Australian strikers will be £8000, and that the general public gave nothing. He states that a big battle is impending m England, and it is.imperative to defend the out-works m Australia. „ j Tom Mann asserts that Australia is not a workman's paradise. The appeal made by the Trades Union Congress for assistance for Australia showed that, outside the amount subscribed by the Dockers' and Seamen's Union and the London Trades Unions, only a sum of less than £90 was collected. Tom Mann states that the Australian plutocrats subsidised the dockers and purchased democratic votes. Berlin, September 20. The German National Miners' Congress has resolved to petition for the eight hours system. ■> ■ Sydney, September 20. A split has' taken place iv the Cabinet, owing to the reply made by Mr McMillan, Colonial Treasurer, to the deputation of citizens who yesterday waited upon him re the strike. In the course of an interview with a Newspaper reporter, Sir Henry. Parkqs, the Premier, said he thought there was but little doubt that members of the Labor Defence Committe* could be prosecuted for conspiracy, but Government had to consider whether it is expedient or advisable to take that course* and whether it may not lead to other evils. The Government, he said, must consider the question m every phase, and have to govern for the men on strike as well as employers. He, added— " Though I may think the conduct of the men wrong, and that they are doing great damage to their cause, as well as to society, still the Government must remember they are part of the population whom they have to govern." Replying to a question as to whether fresh orders would be given to the police as the result of yesterday's riot, he said—" In this , matter I represent the Government, and cannot admit any Minister to speak, for the Government except myself." It is understood that m consequenceof this, Mr McMillan to/day resigned his portfolio of Colonial Treasurer. . ; j > A number of rioters were before the Court to-day, and were mulcted m sums varying from £l to £8, m default to be imprisoned for one week to four months. ' ,; Sydney, September 21. It is expected that the >?ork of bringing wool from the railway to Circular Quay will be resumed * tomorrow morning, and great precautions have been taken by the authorities to prevent a repetition of the disturbance. One hundred and fifty mounted infantry have arrived from the country districts to reinforce those now m the city. The military are encaniped m town im readiness should their services be required. At a mass meeting of men the speakers urged strikers' to keep away from the Quay. ; '" ■ ■ The Unionists, who all along have been bitter against Mr McMillan, are delighted at his resignation. Another mass meeting of men is called for to-morrow morning; with a view of keeping them off tM streets during the carting of the wool, and thus prevent a disturbance. There are now 2500 special constables sworn m, and the whole are under orders to hold themselves m readiness to-morrow. No development of the political crisis is anticipated before the House meets on Tuesday. Melbourne, September 20. The employers hope to have new articles ready for signature OnfTuesday. . . \, |# J*

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Labor Questions, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2524, 22 September 1890

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Labor Questions Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2524, 22 September 1890

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