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MEAT FAMINE THREATENED. (Per Press Association— Copyright). SYDNEY, February 12. A meat famine is threatened unless to-night's meeting of employers reaches a settlement.

There were no sales of stock at Homebush to-day. This is the first time in the history of the State that,the sales have been postponed. Owing to the strike a meeting of stock-agents and buyers decided to postpone the sales till further notice. As a result of the Butchers' Union black-listing certain members of the retail trade, and forbidding carcase hi chers to supply them under threat of withdrawal of the slaughtermen,' the carcase butchers decided to-night to close down until' the black list was withdrawn or an amicable settlement j readier. •, •„■ | Stock owners have been advised toj stop forwarding stock till further I notice. '.'."'. ! Owing to black-listing, 50 butchers' shops in the city . and suburbs have closed. The carcase, biitchcrs and the buying j and selling agents declare that they will | fight to a finish if the men refuse the compromise of, a 49i hour week with a rise of ss.

All slaughtering, both for the retail and export trades, will cease to-night, failing a settlement being arrived at.

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SYDNEY BUTCHERS' STRIKE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8793, 13 February 1914

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SYDNEY BUTCHERS' STRIKE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8793, 13 February 1914

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