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COST OF LIVING.

NEW BONUS PROPOSALS DUNEDIN, March 31. After hearing an application of fhe Farriers' Union for an increase in.tlie' \vaees under the War Regulations Act, to-day, the President of the Arbitration. Court said that with regard to the. applications to meet the increased cost '* of living the Court hbd in view the - arranging of a basis of. wages, for different classes of workers, skilled, seinj -skilled, and unskilled, and then sdv'e a bonus to meet the increased costof living, and let that bonus vary up' 1 or down ns the cost of living rose or fell, and date it for six months. * Tho obiect was to introduce some sort of uniformity^ He would get the Government Statistician to select two average ' i period of six months each. The Hon. J. Paul (representing several unions) said personally that he would object to any system thnt, would prevent an increase in the basic wage. '.. Hie.President said that.it would not always be open to them to apply on . the basic wage, but so long as there was an increase on the increased cosfrof living the varying bonus would represent what they got in respect to that.

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COST OF LIVING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9573, 31 March 1919

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COST OF LIVING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9573, 31 March 1919

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