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AFFAIRS AT LYTTELTON

Mr Millar addressed a mass.meeting of tho Wharf Laborers' Union and other Unionists a,t the Oddfellows' Hall, Lyt- . telton,, on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Mr Millar stated that he "had excluded the representatives of the "Press" and ''Lyttelton Times," as he considered that, m view of the approaching conference; ; at Wellington, it was not politic to show their hand. , „ There was quite a denionstrati»n on Saturday nisrht when the s.s. Te AiSau took her depfirture for Wellington. The wharf was crowded with Unionists, who went down to see the departure of ■their delegates to the conference. A band was iri attendance. CJroans were given for the non-Unionintrt. The working of the ships and steamers m port was'being'carried on as usual on Saturday. The Cooks and Stewards' Association of Victoria will not recognise the cooks and stewards now out on strike m New Zealand, who are members of this Associa-: ti:m. They aver that tho strike was illegal as thuiv members were not federated with tho Maritime Council.

Auckland, September 28. The 3110:1 recently discharged by the Auckland Tra.ni way Company have decided to accept the offer of the Company to employ them again on the condition that they become members of the Union formed by the tramway employees. Wktvuxgton, September 27. At a meeting of the Typographical Society last night a resolution expressing confidence m the Maritime Council and Trnde and Labor Council was'carried. The labor party held a demonstration yesterday afternoon. Light drizzling rain fell, which kept a large number away. About 800 marched m procession, headed by two bands, and with banners flying. A number of expresses followed, and the seamen, had a trolly on which was placed a boat. The procession started from the southern reclaimed land about 2.80 p.m., and as it marched along Custom House quay (towards Thorndon), where the shipping offices are situated, a'good deal of hooting and groaning was indulged m, which was replied to by several vessels at the wharf blowing their whistles. The procession proceeded by way of Featherston sstreet to' Treasury buildings, whence theyi retraced their steps by way of Lambton quay. As each of the newspaper offices was passed there was further 'hooting* las also some of the hotels who had not subscribed, to the strike fund. The profession, after reaching Vivian street, returned to the starting point, where the effigy of " free labor " w;as burnt. There was no disturbance of any kind; and the, proceedings all through were of an orderly character. In the evening the labour party gave a concert m aid of the Strike fund, which was fairly well attended. The boiler makers have decided t^hat> any member; can work for the Union Company; Oamartt, September 28. At a meeting of the Qamaru Farmers' and Employers' Club held on Saturday it was decided nob to send a'delegate to the ! Conference at Wellington unless the Unions admitted, the right of free labor being employ ad as well as Union labor. Gheymouth, September 27. The charge against Fisher for destruction of property wns dismissed, as there was no evidence. The costs to the Company is £4155. . . , " DttNEnm, September 27. 1 Several additional officer.l* have joined the Union Company. Waitahuna has transmitted £20 to the strike fund. ;; "'; , The TaiWera left for Melbourne on Saturday afternoon after taking m a large amount of cargo, rio demonstration of any kind taking place. Every effort was made to induce her, officers to come out. but they stuck to the ship, as did most of the cooks and.'Stewards. The.Ohau was taken out of the graving dock, and brought to Dunedin. She leaves to-night. The Beautiful Star, after being laid up since the commencement of the strike, is once more to be put m commission, and resumes her running between Dunedin, Lyttelton, and way ports to-morrow. A large number of strikers have left town to look for work m the country. , The following telegram has been sent to the Premier by the Employers' Association :—" The Employers' Association of Dunedin regret that they do not see their way to send delegates to' Wellington so long as the boycott rjemains m force and the principle of working with non-union labor is denied by Unionists. When these evils are removed and the demands of the Unions formulated, the Association will consider the propriety of sending delegates to attend a conference at Wellington."

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AFFAIRS AT LYTTELTON, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2530, 29 September 1890

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AFFAIRS AT LYTTELTON Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2530, 29 September 1890

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