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Labor Questions.

(PER PRESS ASSOCIATION.) London, October 15. The Plymouth dockers are striking m order to compel owners to stop employing freo laborers. The London dock owners are in'creating .the number of permanent h»ncl«, and ignore Unionists. The piecework system has been the Albert Docks; this is virtually a recognition of the principle ; of-co-operation. Syi»nby, October 16. The employers have formally written to Sir Alfred Stephen, the Lieutenant Governor, who agreed to mediate m the present labor difficulty, reiterating their determination to stand by the free laborers who had taken the place of the men on strike, and suggesting that he should use his influence tr> induce the men to act wisely and return to work on the terms laid down by the employers. Melbourne, October 16. The Ironmasters Association have drafted new rules, securing freedom of contract and reduction of pay for overtime. Sir B. O'Loghlin made another unsuccessful attempt last night to ; obtain an opinion of the House on the strike.

Wellington,/ October 16. The New Zealand Shipping Company hope to get the Duke of Westminster, which has already been five weeks m the harbor, away by the middle of'ncxt week. GrgymoutH, October 16. The Grey Valley miners have placed pickets at the Company's mine to see who applies for work. The Company invite application by letter.

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Labor Questions., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2546, 17 October 1890

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Labor Questions. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2546, 17 October 1890

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