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THE MINISTER SANGUINE!' At a meeting of masters to-day there was some discussion as to the proposed' terms of settlement. It was thought tlMt for the>- .whole meat industry, terms, conditions, and wages should be submitted to arbitration. There also "was objection on both sides regarding hours, but the Hon. J. Estell pointed -out that it was intended as early as possible to amend' the Arbitration Act and bring in an eight hours' day wherever practicable. -' .. Mr Estell suggested an award, to be confirmed by the Court. The basis of the new arrangement is anticipated to be a 49£ hours' week, and an all-round increase of ss. A tribunal will be constituted irame•diately both sides accept the terms. The Union was given power to amend its claim by seeking a variation of wages aad hours, which were the subject of the original claim.

The Hon. J. Estell is confident that the men will accept the proposition tonight. A meeting of masters has also to i"!om_iunicate its'^final decisions. "- There seems every possibility of the men resuming wdrk'.to-morrow..

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THE PROSPECTS OF SETTLEMENT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8799, 20 February 1914

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THE PROSPECTS OF SETTLEMENT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8799, 20 February 1914

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