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TO THB EDITOR. Sir,— At the meeting re sweating system in the Choral Hall on Saturday evening it was stated by someone present that a machinist could make a Shakespeare collar and put it on in three minutes. Such a statement Isay iaabsolutely incorrect,and probably camefrom someone who pays theirgirls 3d per dozen for them. To speak the truth, it takes a first-class machinist ten minutes to make a collar and put it on, while a new hand will take half an hour. By way of explanation, I give the following :—ln one shirt factory I can name girls are kept constantly at collars, and arc paid Is per dozen- Supposing those girls could make a collar in three minutes, they would in eight hours make 100, earning for their day’s wages the nice little sum of 13s 4d, or L 4 per week ; although there are other factories that pay their girls the paltry sum of 2d per which I call sweating |n the true sense of the word. I trust that individuals will m&kp no more statements so misleading, as their tendency ia to injure our working girls.—l am, etc., Truth. Dunedin, July IQ.

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THE SWEATING SYSTEM., Issue 7956, 11 July 1889

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THE SWEATING SYSTEM. Issue 7956, 11 July 1889

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