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HOTEL WORKERS.

EVIDENCE BEFORE THE ARBI-

TRATION COURT.

(Per Press Association.)

WELLINGTON, March! 4. ■ In the hotel workers' dispute, before the Arbitration Court, evidence of workers was given regarding the long hours worked and the. successful operation of the six-day week in Sydney. Mr Beveridge, : for the hotelkeepers, gave evidence that to award a/six-day week would penalise Wellington as against every bther part of New Zealand. Such a concession would cost the Grand Hotel alone an additional sum of £717 per annum to run. He, handed in a balance-sheet of the hotel on the. condition that it was regarded as confidential. !" • . Mr Carey, for the Union, objected to this proceeding, and, contended that the Union; had no opportunity of controverting it, and, further, that the question of profit and loss in the_ industry should not be consideredv m fixing wages. ,-'■ , '■ •■..-.;;■; . • The President ruled that he could not receive balance-sheets, but the employers, were entitled to show what the granting of the demands meant. The case is proceeding.

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HOTEL WORKERS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8809, 4 March 1914

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HOTEL WORKERS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8809, 4 March 1914

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