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A conference of representatives of all branches-of the Journeymen Tailors' Federation- arid > the * Clothing 'Trade Workers (Tailoresses) Federation adopted a proposal that all unions of employees in the tailoring and clothing trades should amalgamate. A deputation representing the clothing trade workers waited upon the Acting-Minister of Labour, the Hon. W. H. Herries, to-day for the purpose of urging him to consider the evils arising out of the registration of outworkers under .the Factories Act. The Hno. J. T. Paul stressed the abuses to which the present .system had been put and stated certain definite evils which had arisen in the clothing trade. The system encouraged a degree of sweating almost equal to that of eai-lier days. He urged that thel practice should be eitiher prohibited or made subject to more strict regulations. The Minister was sympathetic towards the deputation, but urged those concerned to submit him definite proposals on the lines, advocated. These proposals would receive his consideration.

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CLOTHING TRADE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9603, 7 May 1919

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CLOTHING TRADE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9603, 7 May 1919

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