NO PRESENT PBOSPECT OF SETTLEMENT. Sydney, February 24, There h no present prospect of the settlement of the meat strike. • The Labour Council has decided on a courfo of action. In regard to the uniene aif-ctfid, or likely to be nffected, it has not been disclosed to the Press or publio, but has been communicated ta the unions them , se)ve3.
TII9 men's committee of enquiry has replied to the Labour Council' 3 proffered aid that iko meat indueky would contiol the strike, and would inform the Council if further extension should take place.
Limited stock sales were hold to-day. The employers aim at opening many addi, tional depot 3 this week.
Saturday's shortage of meat at the depots was due to- the small number available for killing, also the cold storage employees refusal to huindle meat. The employers' propose to overcome the latter difficulty by handling it themselves, They have received many offers of assislanca outside the members of the Association, but so far have declined to avail themselves of free labour.
Some £5000 have been subscribed to the Employers' Defence Fund. This with the profits from the sale of meat at the depot 8 will be used' to pay compensation to the smaller butchers and for ether purposes associated with the struggle.
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THE STRIKE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4374, 24 February 1914
THE STRIKE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4374, 24 February 1914
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