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Labor Questions


Lokdojt, October 20, Owing to alleged systematic intirai-. dation pf crews by the- labor combination, the Shipping Federation is maturing a scheme to lay up every vessel m every , port of the. United Kingdom. This will involve the stoppage of ■mining- and. many other industries. The organisation is being rapidly'perfected to enable 1 all to act at a given signal. Gas Companies, m anticipation, are laying m large stocks of coal. , , London, October 21. ! The Tainui's seamen and firemen' have struck owing to shoremen being employed m repairing machineryi 'Mama ha? appealed to the dockers to continue subscriptions for Australia until the collapse of the strike is confirmed. '■'•'.: , A Free Labor Society is being formed m Southampton. Half the Executive is composed of employers. <c The Times " applauds the decision of the shipowners to lay up vessels unless the t Unionists conclude a permanent agreement on reasonable terras. : , .',,,' Sydmey, October. 21. , Mr Brennan, president of the Trades. Council, has withdrawn from the' West Sydney election owing to the maritime bodies not loyally supporting \ him. The Trades Council has decided to remain neutral'"'in the present contest, but will make preparations for the general election. The shearers delegate at Roma has been fined £150 and Ml costs, or m

default 20 mouths' imprisonment, for .inciting shearers to leave their work. 'A conference of Western, Southern, and Northern miners has begun. The .bearings of the strike will be discussed, land it is expected that if nothing coined of it the mines m these districts 'will be worked by free labor. A conference takes place between Southern mine owners and the men next week, which it is anticipated will lead to a permanent settlement. ■m, *-, AwaAU>W,W»biK.IM.IM. ihe Labor Council has issued a circular, stating } the' terjns] on which men may be employed.. They have 'decided to boycfltt'jill yc^slfwneSi^y members of the 'Australian dfceam-ownci-s Association. . „'• '.- - f

, . ' " Auckland, Octobers 21. Several of the lumpers .wlip, worjo out ' oij e.ti;ike applied ,T,t the Unioii Company's office to-clay for work,, bur w^no* taken on as there were no vacancies; * A hulkkeeper and lineman wer§, however, engaged from amongst the number. Grbymouth, October 21. The Grey Valley Coal Company publish a'memorandum of agreement for twelve months 'under which miners art 'to be engaged, together with regulation*' and conditions rf employment and terms of engagement. Supreme coh'trtJl krplaced m the hands of the mine manager' no intervention by deputy being allowed. Messrs Andrew and Ansell, membtrs of the Executive of the Miners' Association, have gone to Westport o» strike matters. • • - . * Dunkuin, October 21. The Brunnerloft Lyttelton yesterday with 60 more non-union men for Westjwrfe mines. All are practical /miners. Several other miner* have been engaged, and a further contingent will go round to oho W<?st Coast next week. ■ Th« -lYestporfc Coal Company havinsf been nuccessful m securing men, the Grey Valley Company now propose to maa their mines m the same way.

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Labor Questions, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2550, 22 October 1890

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Labor Questions Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2550, 22 October 1890

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