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Labor Questions

JJHSJR. I'BESS ASSOCIATION. J fIjOWOK, October 11 to 13. 'The Stripc«vaft«j*s are organising nonunion labourers prior to locking out the Unionists. Tk* Allan liners are ■unloading at Glasgow wd elsewhere. It has transpired that the owners oi this line are paying less than the ruling rates, and it is thought probable the difficulty will recur j but unless it doe* a lock-out is doubtfnl. A meetnig of unemployed at bt Paul's was dispersed by the police and the Chairman was arrested. The grave-diggers at Dublin hav< struck, owing to the Secretary of thei: Union having been dismissed. London, October 14. Owing to renewed troubles with th corn porters the Dockers' Committee i engaging hundreds o£ permanent hand at 24s per week.

Commenting on a let ter descriptivf of the strikes m Australia the" Times ' lis amazed at the magnitude of the 'struggle, and at the power and pretensions of the leaders, also the extreme developments of the conflict between capital and labor. iSviiNEY, October"l 4. Strike matters are quiet m the Southern coal district. The Coal Cliff nnd Mount Kembla mines arc working by means of non-union labor.

The s.s. ."Lawrence commenced clis dmi-gmt; her cargo of coal at ;Lyttelfcoi yesterday. Free laborers were put m the hold m shovel, and tho railway men h the trucks. The crew of the ship knocked off working for the day. There were 111 free laborers engaged m Lyfctelton yesterday. The ship Silverhorn was clear of hex ballast yesterday. Last night she had 9580 sacks of wheat, and has to take m 27,000 sacks to fill her up. She will have three gangs of men at work from to-day, and will be loaded by next Wednesday, Auckland, October 13. The Alameda and Waihora, which left for Sydney, took coal sufficient for the return trip. Gisbokne, October 13. . Most of the wharf laborers and lightermen who went on strike here have resumed work. Wellington, October 13. The Taupo brought two hundred and fifty tons of shale for the Wellington gasworks. Dunedin, October 14. The "Star" announces that the strike pay has been reduced to 13s for married and 8s to single men. Nine seamen, articled to the New Zealand Company's ship Hurunui, were charged at the Police Court for disobeying an order tt> discharge cargo. Mr MacDonald, who defends, raised the point whether seamen can be called on to discharge cargo without being paid lumpers' wagea. The evidence showed that the master, had offered them 10s extra per month to the end of the voyage, which they refused, claiming lumpers 1 full w;igcs. Poulson, one of the crew,' was convicted to-day, but no sentence was passed. The other cases were remanded till Monday, and the men, it is understood, will return on board and go to work m the meantime. GreymooTH, October 14. Tho Brunnerton coal mincv3 h«ld a meeting on Saturday last, and then adjourned to Monday at noon. It is ascertained that they resolved to stand out till the seamen's difficulty is; settled. As a counter blast the Grey Valley Coal Company, who are advertising for coalminers, truckers, and others, notify that applications for employment will be received to Friday nexf-, after which all vacancies will bo filled from applicants outside the district, of whom double the number (it is alleged) are offering. Those who fail to apply must blame themselves for any hardship or inconvenience m having to seek employment elsewhere.

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Labor Questions, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2544, 15 October 1890

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Labor Questions Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2544, 15 October 1890

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