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Tlx. 1 Canterbury Returned Soldiers', Association, will' submit the following remit for consideration at the annual conference'" of the. New,' Zealand -Association 'I' —"That, the regulations governing assisted A! passages to wives of 'returned''soldiers' be extended in orderto include also the fiancee's'of soldiers.-." —Press -Association.

Sir James Alien, in replying to the locomotive men's deputation at Wellington, assured the men that Mr Berries and the Railway Department were desirous of maintaining friendly relations, and though he (Sir James) could not speak as to the details of the proposal he was informed that the-addition of the. bonus to their wages placed the men in a position that was higher than any individual State of Australia, excepting tropical Queensland. He pointed out that/the men had a very big concession in recognition of overtime after eight hours. It was essential that they should all stick together, and he believed that so long as they could carry on the railways successfully,; the Government might •be encouraged to go into othelbusiness. The whole matter would be placed before Cabinet at least by Tuesday. The deputation assured the Minister of the importance of giving; an, early reply, as the men were hard to restrain .—Ptess .Association. •"■■ -:-;;";-*-; -

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9608, 13 May 1919

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9608, 13 May 1919

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