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LABOUR CONVENTION.

(Received April 4, 12.30 p.m.) PARIS, April 2. The Labour Convention comprises a preamble of forty-one articles lhe Governing body consists of # twelve bovernment representatives, six each representing the employers and workmen. No high contracting party, with its Dominions and colonies, can nominate more than one member to the governing body. Each nation pays the travelling and subsistence expenses or its members, but the League bears the cost of meeting in conference. lne governing body of each country must accept the convention within twelve months of the conclusion of the conference. The British Dominions and India possess the same rights and obligations as if separate contracting part-

w The Italian delegation abstained from M voting on tho article providing for spe- ■. cial consideration by a Federal State, because it deprived the Conference ot adequate power. There is a general disappointment in the convention, as beyond the value derivable from the annual conference, it is singularly ineffective . The first meeting will be at Washington, and will deal with eight "hours' day and provisions against unemployment, and the condition of women and children.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9578, 4 April 1919

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LABOUR CONVENTION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9578, 4 April 1919

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