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I Dissatisfaction among employees ! u.C Auckland footwear manufacturing I firms with rates of pay fixed by the Arbitration Court three months ago led to a mass stop-work meeting in the Town Hall yesterday afternoon. Though no official statement has been made, it is understood that, as the result of a secret ballot among the workers representations are to be made to the New Zealand Federated Footwear Association's head office in Wellington. In fixing the new rites of pay, it is stated, the Arbitration Court did not consider the footwear trade as skilled, notwithstanding the fact that the workers serve a five-year apprenticeship. A lead as to whether direct action should be taken in pressing for a review of the new award was recently sought in secret ballot papers issued to employees of the 40 odd footwear factories in Auckland.

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DIRECT ACTION?, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 173, 24 July 1945

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DIRECT ACTION? Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 173, 24 July 1945

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