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Labor Questions.

[I'ER I'KKSS ASSOCIATION.] London, JSovember 3. The dockers resumed work vary sullenly, and threaten to destroy their ikckets a woek hence if th«y are compelled to work with free labourers. The Dockers' Union are deficient in funds and unable to sustain a sever© fight. Their financial position is stopping further: funds being sent to Australia. ■ ■■■ The shipowners are perfecting their plans to resist the dockers, and will erect barracks in view of an emergency arising. The executive of the Dockars' Union have issued a manifesto, in which they say that while Australia is requiring aid it is ungracious on the part of the dockers to t^ke any action which >yould tend, t# prevent assistance, being sent there. / ; ' The dockowners are satisfied with piece-work as carried out at the Albert and Victoria docks, and are hopeful to extend the system to other docks. London, November 4. It is stated that the shipowners have sufficient free laborers to make the comparative scheme workable, and itis believed that they are trying to force a strike, relying on a promise' 6f military assistance to maintain order. ; A grekt strike is probable on Friday. The carpenters of England have decided to strike on Monday for eight hours' labor, and an increase of wages te lOd per hour. • Owing to the strike among the coal porters 'at Plymouth the merchants and their friends are discharging coals. Four Unionist firemen, who were charged at Cardiff with a breach of articles by refusing to work with free 'men, 'have been sentenced to one month's imprisonment. Sydney, November 4.: The miners at the Great Northern Company's colliery have resumed work, despite the order of the miners' executive to await the result of a conference between thg masters and miners.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2562, 5 November 1890

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Labor Questions. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2562, 5 November 1890