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Labor Questions

[PKR PRESS ASSOCIATION.} . . LtHS', October 23, A number of Irish navvies who had b,een. engaged fqr Australia, refused to start, arid fcetau'hed to Dublin penniless. Tow Sfrwm delves that it wouldM

easy to raise £40,000 to assist the Australian strikers, if an appeal were issued to all the trades. In the meantime, however, they could borrow from the wealthy Unions. Burns, m a letter to tho " Chronicle," assarts that tiie statement that the Australian strike had collapsed is without foundation. .lie also mentioned that the dock owners are friendly disposed towards tho tlnionists, and thai no trouble with them is , feared. Mr Gladstone declines to express an opinion on the eight hours' question until he has had an opportunity of perusing the Bill, but implies that he approves, of eight Hours so far as' minors are concerned. He considers 1 it a mistake for the labor' pa'ty to have frequent recourse to Parliament for redress of their grievances. • \ Sydney, October 24. The Lithgow miners are dissatisfied; at the position of aftkirs, and - will resume work on. Monday. A number of officers have forwarded to the Press copies of letters written to the steamship owners, m which they ask to be reinstated" to their former positions, having, seen the folly of their action, • m,, going, out on strike. The Labour ,£>e£enee Cony mittee admit the defection of the officers from their ranks.' » Cardinal Morart has written to thf leaders asking them'to suspend the strike m order t-"> afford opportunity for legislation m the matter.

Christchurch^ (Vctooer 24. = Parleying; has { l?e^n goiqg vojn to-da|r with regard to a settlement of the strike!. Particulars have not j-y^t bee^ made public, but tlr^i Ooniference w^X be re'siimed «arly neifc weekr- *et*ry "prospect of an amicable settlement.

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Labor Questions, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2553, 25 October 1890

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Labor Questions Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2553, 25 October 1890

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