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2000 MEN IDLE.

CONTRACTS HELD UP

MEN'S FAULTY TACTICS. (Received February 21, 9.55 a.m.) SYDNEY, February 21. The position in the iron trades is ominous. Already over 2000 men are out, practically every firm of magnitude being affected. :

One of the most serious phases of; the strike is that some 400 of Hoskins's Ultimo pipe-works' employees are out, with the result that the firm's con- j tracts for the Water Sewerage Board are at a standstill. This mean^s that all the work of extending the city and suburban water supply is hung up, and it also stops the extensions required for the erection of new buildings. The Trades and Labour Council has appointed a committee representing the whole of the iron trades to take charge of the dispute and conduct negotiations. It also decided. to' place no obstacle in the way of the firms working which have already conceded demands amounting from 4s, to 10s daily (?).. The action of the men at Morts and the Woolwich, docks, in striking while' ships were undergoing repairs is regarded as serious. The shipping companies consider it will have a detrimental effect on the port and docking companies. The employers score through the men disregarding constitutional methods of discussing grievances and taking the law into their own hands. Mr Estell has undertaken to expedite the Wages Board considering the men's claims. "*

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2000 MEN IDLE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8800, 21 February 1914

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2000 MEN IDLE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8800, 21 February 1914

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