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: 'WELLINGTON, May 6. The. coal miners on the West -Coast, did,not work on May 1. They an--nouneed that they were having a holiday in celebration of May Day. This stoppage is regarded by the employers as an aggravated breach of the agreement under which the mines nominally are being operated. It will be remembered that recently the Coal Mine Owners' Association drew the attention of the Miners! Federation, to repeated breaches of the agreement. The. loss of a day at all,-the mines at a time when the coal shortage is critical is a serious matter for the whole community. The Miners' Federation has not yet made any official reply to the recent demand of the Coal Mine Owners' Association that the agreement should be observed at the mines. The federation acknowledged receipt of the association's communication, and" stated that the matter will be [ considered. The agreement provides that there shall be no stoppages,,and that all disputes are to be referred to a Disputes Committee. . ' '

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MINERS TAKE HOLIDAY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9603, 7 May 1919

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MINERS TAKE HOLIDAY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9603, 7 May 1919

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