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RAND CONDITIONS.

COST OF LIVING.

UNIONS AND THE EMPLOYERS

(Per Press Association—Copyright).

(Received March 6, 8.45 a.m.)

CAPETOWN, March 5. The Economic Commission's report finds that the cost; of. living on the jßand is 40 per cent, higher than in America and 80 per cent, higher than in Europe, and wages 40 per cent, higher ; than in America and 225 per «erit. higher than in /lEurope. But as miners labour under many; disadvantages, their wages are not unreasonable. The competition,, between- the , natives and Iridlahs "and the skilled trades is negligible. The Commission discountenances the : Government decreasing the } sta-rilhxtd..} wage; believing Ythat voluhtary./} agreements between ■' employers;; and workers are more : satisfactory/; /T^ adds that}'it" is; essential that/the employers should recognise, -the trade unions, recommends

the protection of non-uniohists, aud states^'that-strikes by white' workers considerable unrest amongst the

natives* .-Shorter hours are recomtfinend'ed, - and* higher; pay for overtime}. If The C^missiori described the Federation of Trade Unionsi as the second line of "defence 'against industrial war, and •urges the employers not to refuse to 'meet the Federatibri. The Commission ,is unable to conceive why the Federation officials were refused recognition as the men's; professional representatives j and considers the demand ; tn: the trade unions slipuld forego political activities is outside the question of recognition; but any over-persuasion in recruitirig for the unions involving violence and other illegal action should be sternly, repressed.

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RAND CONDITIONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8811, 6 March 1914

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RAND CONDITIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8811, 6 March 1914

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