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Labor Questions

[m» press association.} , "i , 'rtn-a'-t- ' Sy»??t> Octet* 3. | ;x ne Kail way Commissioners haying given the men an opportunity of going to work out coal, and they, hstving refused, the Government lias deter»wed, t fs open a mine j 911 its pw*

account. A mine has been selected, but the name will not be made public for the present. It is stated on what appears to be good authority that the wharf laborers will return'to work on Tuesday. Arrangements are m progress for a regular supply of coal from China, Japan, and other places, and if successfully carried out the shipping and gas companies are not likely to suffer materially if the colliers remain out on strike. Loxbox, October 5* There is a general cessation of work | m the Scotch iron trade, owing to the I masters decling to accede to the request of the men for eight hours a day. ; The soldiers ordered out at Chatham are held m readinessto »ct as temporary ■ stokers at the Gaslight and Coke Company's works, Becktori, North Woolwich, m the event of the present employees striking against the empldy-ment-of non-Union men. The workmen now disclaim any intention of striking. The Dockers' Congress has resolved to urge Parliament to prevent the passage of the Foreign Contract Labor Billi and has decided that the eight hours system is unsuitable to dock labor, though where possible it should be enforced.

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Labor Questions, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2536, 6 October 1890

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Labor Questions Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2536, 6 October 1890

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