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CLERKS’ LONG HOURS.

TO THE EDITOR. Sib,—l have followed in the Press very carefully all that has been said and done about tho sweating system, I was in town last night and Monday night, and on both nights bad occasion to go through Bond street. I was much surprised to see that nearly every warehouse therein was lighted up. I dare say that this street is no exception to the rule, as I saw lights in another warehouse in High etreet. The hour was 8 45. Is not this another phase of the sweating system ? Another way to put it is : If business is so brisk that the merchants cannot execute their orders with the employes at present in their establishments during business hours—via , before 5 p.tn. — it surely is their bounden duty to engage extra hands ; and the employd) themselves should look upon it in this light—that in working these long hours they are depriving their fellow-clerks or storemen of employment, which I am sorry to think too many of them badly require at present.—l am, etc., Countryman, Dunedin, July 10.

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CLERKS’ LONG HOURS., Issue 7956, 11 July 1889

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CLERKS’ LONG HOURS. Issue 7956, 11 July 1889

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