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Christckurch June 9 At a Bitting of the Arbitration Court yesterday a number of undefended cases of breaches of award were heard. The majority of the cases were m connection with the employment of men at le^s than the minimum wage without permits, and fines were inflicted ranging from £2 to .£5. In one case where the employersihad been proceeded against the president of the Court asked why the employees were not charged with;a breach and the inspector of factories replied that he had reported the case fully to the Department and had been instructed to proceed against the former only. The president said that there might have been good reason why the employees were not charged tritb a breach, but the Court was of opinion that where employees had concurred m a breach they should be prosecuted. If that was not done the inspector should be placed m a position to inform the Court why no information had been laid. A butcher was charged with having employed three men on Lubour Day. He stated that he had not asked the mon to come back; two of them had done about twenty minutes' work which they ought to» havo dons the previous day and the other man attended to the horses. The president said that it was an employer's duty to see that there was nob occasion for his men to return. A fine of £2 was iuflicbed and two of the employees were each fined 10s.

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Labour., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6591, 9 June 1905

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Labour. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6591, 9 June 1905

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