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WELLINGTON, May 7. In the freezing industry throughout New Zealand at present there is an extreme shortage of ,slaughterman.. Various companies have advertised in alt tiie cenxrtjs for meji, but they are still working tthorthaiHiect, .with littu© prospects ol relief. Many reasons are given for the ■shortage. Jn the first- place a large number of competent slaughtermen have left New Zealand during the last four years. Again, new works. ■ Jiave opened and the 'Supply of labour lias not been equal, to the de-maoid. The* number of men who came to New Zealand this year was small—very small-— comi>ai-ed with the number which went to and from, say, four years ago. As it is the Australians who have crossed the Ta-simm Sea did so under special engagement and, it might be. added, on very satisfac-to-iy terms to tihemselves. However, in seeking reasons for the shortage, the lateness of the isea-son in the iNbrth Island must not be overlooked. The position is that the North Island and South Island slices are now working together. It is unusual that at this time of the year the North island companies should be calling out for men.

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SHORTAGE OF SLAUGHTERMEN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9604, 8 May 1919

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SHORTAGE OF SLAUGHTERMEN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9604, 8 May 1919

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