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Although there is still an air of uncertainty about the position of the mining-: dispute on-the] West Coast, adyic'es received in Wellington g0 to indicate that the prospects of a, settlement are very: bright. According to a private message received ;thi s morning from the West Coast, the miners have approved of the settlement arrived at by a majority of 75 per cent. It is understood, however, that only from 25 to 30 per cent, of the niiners recorded a vote. It is considered in some circles that work at tho mines will be resumed before the end of the week. • ■ • • .

. Press Association messages received from Westport and'Greymouth have been somewhat conflicting as to the. attitude adopted by the men. A message from Westport last night stated that Stockton and Millerton had accepted the proposals, but that Dennistou had done so conditionally on the demand regarding walking time 'to the Deep Creek section being granted. The demand mentioned'was for 6d per day more than % the mine owners, had agreed to pay. Another message from YVestport stated: "Meetings of coal miners this morning turned ddwn the proposed settlement of the dispute till the matter regarding walking time to the mine mouths is settled. It is expected work will be in full 'swing by Friday next." . • '

A message received last night from Greymoiith stated that it had been reported that the Paparoa miners rejected the settlement proposals. The secretary of the Miners' Federation (Mr. P. O'Rourke) i 8 in Wellington, but had no statement to make this morning. ■ . . ■

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MINING TROUBLE, Evening Post, Volume CVII, Issue 7, 9 January 1924

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MINING TROUBLE Evening Post, Volume CVII, Issue 7, 9 January 1924

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