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TO THB KDITOB. Sir,— Seeing that the Government are about to subsidise the Exhibition Company to the tune of L 15.000 of the public money, they should take the precaution that fair wages be paid to the workmen, making it a condition that a clause be inserted in all contracts to that effect. I am credibly informed that on the present contracts the wages paid range from 2s per day for boys to 4s and 5s for young men. If this is untrue the contractors should at once contradict it. If, however, such is the case I for one object to public money being given whereby such a system of grinding the lifeblood out of the workmen may be carried on to enable someone to put a few more pounds in his pocket.—l am, etc., Ricuauu Poole. Dunedin, June 24.

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STARVATION WAGES., Issue 7942, 25 June 1889

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STARVATION WAGES. Issue 7942, 25 June 1889

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