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EMPLOYERS' REPLY TO MINISTER

LAW-BREAKERS SHOULD BE

PROSECUTED,

GENERAL STRIKE DISAPPROVED

(Received February 24, 9.55 a.m.)

SYDNEY, February 24

The employers' letter in reply to Mr Estell asks that those who have broken the law be prosecuted, as a legal course is necessary to instil into the employees an honest regard for contractual relations. The policy to be adopted is one % for the Government to settle, and the sooner it is decided or enforced, or, in the alternative, the Act repealed, the better will it be for everybody concerned. Yesterday's meat supply was inadequate, although the output was the largest since the masters commenced killing. Three additional depots .will, bo open to-day. The Strike Committee has decided that work shall be continued in the meat-preserving industries. The Labour Federation is opposed to a general strike. To-day a meeting of the employers committee will discuss the question of accepting the offerß of free labour and the calling of volunteer unpaid labour so as to place the industry on the old footing. • ; ' n Unionists have, informed the Government that the employers have entered into a conspiracy with intent to restrain trade.

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Bibliographic details

Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8802, 24 February 1914

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EMPLOYERS' REPLY TO MINISTER Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8802, 24 February 1914

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