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THE AUCKLAND WATERSIDERS.

ONE THOUSAND MEN WANT WORK.

(Per Press Association.)

AUCKLAND, February 25. The state of affairs just now prevailing on the waterfront with regard to labour is distinctly unsettled. Mr Woods, president of the Waterside Workers' Union, stated to-day that at present there were at least 1000 men seeking work on the wharves and unable to obtain it. Of these about 500 were members of his Union, and the rest were not. Some .500 men were already at work upon the wharves.; The condition of wharf labour, Mr Woods stated, indicated to a great extent the state of the labour market as a whole. When work was scarce men were used to falling back upon wharf labour as a means of tiding over a time of stress. In the past the Waterside Workers' Union had had power to limit the number of its membership, and when little other work was offering the wharves became the casuallabour dumping ground. Mr Woods thought that the numerous applications for work which he was receiving at present were ■directly "due to the bad conditions prevailing in ,the labour market. \

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THE AUCKLAND WATERSIDERS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8803, 26 February 1914

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THE AUCKLAND WATERSIDERS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8803, 26 February 1914

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