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Labor Questions.

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London, October»3l. The shipowners are afraid that if the proposition to lay up . all the vessels in the United Kingdom is carried into effect foreign vessels would be utilised and the trade of great Britain thereby diverted into other channels. November 1. Mr J. D. Fitzgerald, the Sydney labor delegate in an interview with a representative of v tlie. "Pall Mall Gazette, stated that the strike in Australia was owing, to the toasters attempting; to - smash up Unions. That was the kernel of the matter, and not the question of the. employment of non-union labor. The employers were, he said, determined to upset the right of the men to form Unions^ and he strongly denounced the telegram sent to England from Australia by Mr H. Champion. The labor leaders are 1 jubilant at the defeat of the Gillies' Government in V ictoria. The " Times" referring to the defeat of the Victorian Government, says it is based on a general sense of the Government's, delinquency, and the disapproval of the strikers is;onjjr one factor. The "Times" declares that it is sheer impudence on the part of Mr JY D. Fitzgerald to assert that the employers have interfered with the formation of Unions by the Jabor A manifesto issued . by the shipowners refers to the collapse of the Australian strikes and states that a similar defeat awaits aggressive Unionism in England. .; \, ••• Referring to the defeat of the faillies' Government "St James* Gazette" doubts whether Mr Munro will tolerate rowdyism more than did Mr Gillies. A circular just issued by the Unionist* appeals to trades for an advance •f money to assist the./ Australian strikers, and guarantees that any money advanced will be repaid. ■; Wbijjnotox, November!. The outcome of the meeting of strikers is that the Harbor Board and each of the Shipping Companies have received a letter from the local Secretary of the Wharf Laborers' Union, notifying that members of that body are prepared to resume work on Monday. The seamen and firemen have not mwfe a move to return, and it is understood fchev have, decided that no effort >tb get back should be made at present. The free laborers en the wharf intend to form a benefit association. ; ' ' * , DuwßDwr, November 1. TAt a meeting of the fecal branch of the Wharf Laborers' Uuion, it was decided to return to their former employment, and * ; copy of the resolution was telegraphed to. the other, branches throughout the cokmy for an expression of opinion. '< ■r At a meeting of the Seamen's Uafon MrMillar delivered an address,' after which it was decided to continue the strike vntiE a settlement is come to in Australia;

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Labor Questions., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2560, 3 November 1890

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Labor Questions. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2560, 3 November 1890

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