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The Australian Workers' Union. Received April 27, 8.4k) a.m. Sydney, April 27 The Australian Workers' Union announces that the policy during the coming shearing season will be the same as last, excepting the abolition of the daily wages Bystem. New South Wales adds that "it is not to be supposed that we abandoned our claims for better wages or conditions, the vast improvement in the prospects of the pastoral industry having strengthened these claims." The scheme of amalgamation has been completed, binding genuine bush unionists into one body throughout the Commonwealth. The Union proposes the collection of evidence during the coming season with the object of placing before the Arbitration Court a claim for better wages and conditions. Construction of Locomotives. A deputation of employers and employees in the iron trade, arranged with the Premier subject to a Cabinet endorsement, to construct Locomotives required for the State at a price representing an advantage of from 5 to 7i per cent to the Clyde Engineering Company, compared with prices previously paid to the State, but also a reduction of on the Company's original offer. Rise in Price of Boots. The Boot Manufacturers' Association has decided owing to the scarcity of leather to increase the price of boots. An American Implement Ring 1. Melbourne, April 27 Before the Tariff Commission a representative of manufacturers of agricultural implements, asked for the imposition of a henvy duty to prevent Americans flooding tl-io market. He declared that a " ring" existed, acting adversely to local owners.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6555, 27 April 1905
AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6555, 27 April 1905
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