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FURTHER TROUBLE WITH DOCKERS.

i SHIPPING LAID UP.

, RESUMPTION" OF WORK IN AUSTRALIA.

[per press association.] ' London, October 25. The decision of the Dock Companies to abolish labor gangers is likely to provoke serious trouble. The dockers are sullen, dogged, and demoralised, and refuse to fulfil agreements; arranged by their leaders. They openly declare that they will work when it pleases them, and that they will ;prevent others working. Mr Wilton, Secretary of the Sailors' Union, fearing defections, advises that action be taken to precipitate the struggle. Two Atlantic Liverpool lines of steamers have been laid up, affecting 60,000 tons of shipping. The Clyde Shippers' Association decline to discuss the wholesale laying up of vessels. The Dock Comrnittep offer hpnunionists fair wages with pensions; and will engage laborers without the intervention of middle men. They propose a renewal of piece work at the Albert and Victoria docks. Sydney, October 26. A number of Unionists have returned to work during the past few days, and m some of the western collieries it has been arranged that Unionists Work m the daytinie, and non-unionists the night shifts. Newcastle, October .26. At a meeting of delegates oi the Northern miners it was resolved to rtsume 'work at once, but the final decision was reserved for a ballot of the miners, the result of whic& will probab|y be known to-mqrro.w night.

Greymouth, October 2s. 1 As » fMUIt of the meeting of m9»*k '«s I

Brminerton to discuss the pn«-.itif.n on ' Saturday the Executive waited on the | manager nnd offered to go back on the ' same fr;rnis as ijiey ivcnt out. "Mr Bishop | consulted Mr Kennedy, and. an answer was returned that the engagements with \ new men could not ho cancelled, but I eighty Brnnner men would be wvzaged to work with froo l;iborer.-!. T!)e mjnpr.s >not atjiiiu and resolved—" That tl:o Brimner iniiirrs decline to work with frco laborers, but will go on to work again m a body nn tho wme oorditjonnas thoy came out." Another deputation waited on Mr Kennedy again to nee if th'j> could resume work. Very hitter feeling against the Executive is said largely to prevail m Knumerton *mnng the local ininei-s. They utill aeosn dogqcdly determitied to hold out unless all are allowed to go buck together. As a last resource the manager, Mr BUhop, .sent nighty miners, old eniployucia, separately, printed forms (^f application for work, guaranteeing pUces to .ill Avho applied on Saturday, which wi,;h 120 ■other old employees, truckers and surface hands willing to work would complete tlie other half required at the mine. Mr Kennedy received a telegram from the Premier for information on the matter, and replied giving a icsume of the state of fche ease. The Company wiJl not recede from the position they have taken up. Oamartt, October 26. For some time past there has been a good deal of fueling displayed amongst the members of the Shearers and Laborers' Union. This also made itself manifest 1 amongst tho members of the Committee, the Chairman lind Secretary resigning m consequence. On the night of Saturday, the 18th, a i;onoral meeting of tho Union was held to elect a Chairman and Secretary, but the meeting ended without doing any business. Last night another meeting was held at which the former Secretary (Mr Boreham) was re-elected, and Mr A. J. Adams was elected chairman. After the election the Committee resigned, and a fresh one was elected. Several members also handed m their resignations, and a largo number left the meeting before the -business was concluded.

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FURTHER TROUBLE WITH DOCKERS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2554, 27 October 1890

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FURTHER TROUBLE WITH DOCKERS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2554, 27 October 1890

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