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AUCKLAND, March 10. When the steamer Navua, which arrived from the Pacific Islands this morning, was at Suva on March 5, the firemen waited upon the captain and demanded payment of their wages at once. The men made the demand under a section of their agreement witn the Union Company. The captain considered, however, that the agreement did not entitle the mon to make such a demand, and gave- ,them 10 minutes to decide whether or not they would peacefully accept their wages on the following day. The men eventually agreed to take the course suggested^ and it was then thought that no further trouble would arise. When the Navua left Suva for. Auckland on the following day, however, the whole 17-firemen gave notice that they would leave the vessel when she arrived at Auckland. Accordingly, when the Navua berthed.this morning the firef men left the ship in a body. \. The Union Company at once about procuring other men to take the places of those leaving, and the steamer was able to sail for Wellington this evening at 8.30 with a full complement of firemen. „

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NAVUA'S FIREMEN LEAVE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8815, 11 March 1914

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NAVUA'S FIREMEN LEAVE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8815, 11 March 1914

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