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Labor Questions

[bmr press association.] London, November 2 and 3. The Earl of Dunraven is enquiring of Mr Fitzgerald theconditidn of working men m Australia, Birmingham manufacturers complain that the Australian strikes have seriously cheeked hardware indents. The Executive of the Typographical Society has advised the London compositors to abstain from further subscribing to the Australian strike fund. The shipping federation believe that if the laying-up of vessels is resorted to it will not exceed a fortnight, owing to the abundence of firemen. The shipowners threaten to organise freemen m nil branches of the shipping trade to checkmate the labor federation. Mr Tom Mann, speaking fat Wapping, said the laying up of vessels would mean a f"social revolution and triumph for foreigners, and it was impossible to declare war againit half a million workman, their wives and families. '■':''•' , Mr Tom Mann has inlde'a further appeal to the dockers not to strike pending the result of the negotiations now being carried on with the owners and companies for the co-operative system of labor. Trouble is feared, as the dockers show a rebellious disposition, and as the-irritation is increasing the outlook for to-morrow is ominous. 'Sydney, November 3. The Labor Defence Committee have not received any information from London about the loan of £20,000. Acute distress prevails among the wives and families of those on strike. Sixty free laborers oh the Australian United Company's wharf struck work to-day, refusing to work with constant men, their piacts being filled immediately.

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Labor Questions, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2561, 4 November 1890

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Labor Questions Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2561, 4 November 1890