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Labor Questions

"[j?KB I'BBSS ASSOCIATION.] London, October 14. The Dockers Union has cabled £500 "to assist the Australian strikers. Tho Sailors' Union has decided to make a ;levy of 10s each for the purpose of ; raising the fighting fund by £30,000, which would be equal to the amount they have m hand. It is expected the labor federation will endeavor to arrange a compromise with the shipowners. Three million dockers, sailors, colliers, gas stokers, and others who are connected with shipping, are beginning a scheme to embrace the whole world, and to pursue a policy of defence, not defiance. The Executive of the Trades Council have convened a special meeting of delegates from all the London trades for the 23rd inst. to discuss an appeal received from Australia for a loan of J620>000.London, October 15. The labourers at the Albert do<?ks hare refused to work overtime. ' Messrs Allan and Wilson, at the Albert Docks, have'agreed to" pay the dockers one shilling per ton for discharging general cargo; but the rate for landing grain is not altered. In. cases where extra speed is required m the discharge of a vessel a bonus of •ne penny per ton will be paid. Sydney, October 15. The men having consented, . git Alfred Stephen, Lieutenant-governor Of New South Wales, ag*«ed to mediate m the present trouble ; but several of th.c employers have informed him that they could not see their way to take part m a conference at present. There are over fifty vessels awaiting, coal at Newcastle. '{

Wellington, Ocfcobor 15. At a meeting of Unionists last evening, a proposal to raise £1000 for the purpose of ■cqntiauing the fight was discussed. The result has not transpired. ' Duneuin, October 15. The Union Company resume the Melbourne weekly service next week.

Tho Hui'uiiui's sailors refused to dis ' ;■ charge her cargo, *nd Jmve been rearrosted. At to-night's of the City Council, Hie Mayor stated" that the Union Company had undertaken to supply coal for the gasworks at the rate often tons daily, which will meet present requirements.

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Labor Questions, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2545, 16 October 1890

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Labor Questions Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2545, 16 October 1890

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