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PAINTERS’ WAGES.

TO TtIH EDITOR. Bia,—ln an wer to Mr Wren's letter in .yciu paper of to-night, staling that there wains t!U|b whatever in the question raised at the meeting of j urneymen painters held at the Caffes Palace on Monday night, wo a sett that Mr VTrsn cannot provs to It* society by furnishing uan.es that he has sixteen men employed, and that their wages range from 9a to 18s 0d jor day. Ur Wren must be counting his own salary n this 13s Cd * day. But what wo do tnowlithat Messrs H. 3. Fish and Son ore employing from twenty to twenty-five boys at the Exhibition building, st, by Mr Wren’s own words, from 3s 6d to fis e day, end one rn»n, who is In etm*s of the job, at f)i a day. Mr Wren also engaged in tho usual wry a journeyman painter and sent him to woik at the Exhibition, glazing. The man referred to started list Thursday morning at 8 s.in., and worked up to 12 noon on Saturday. He we* handed lor his wages li? 89d for two and’a hail days’work, but he objected, and left the job. The some man has worked in several other shops, and lias always received bis 9$ a dsy, and we know him ts a good tradesman. The misters for whom he has worked are willing to p;iy him 0s a day again. f.’r Wren should be more ( irrect In his Exertions.—We are. eto., Jons Kitowua, President, M. Millar, Vlco-Presidem, Otago Jouricymcn Paint-.**’ Society. Dunedin, July 17. TO Til* EDITOR. Sir,— As an interested party allow me to contradict tho s atements of H. 8. Fish’s manager. In his later to you he stated that ha had sixteen men employed at present at wages ranging from 9s to 13s Cd per day. Now, tir, I challenge Mr Wren to show where bo bus a man employed at 18s Od per day, except it bo himself. Jam weil aware that ho his one at 10s, but ho is not a painter -ho is a flist-class decorator. Mr Wren also states; “1 never offered a journeyman painter 5s per day.” If this is the truth 1 ask him fo come to tho meeting on Fildoy evening and meet tho man face to face. Mr Wren was ono of tho Committee who drew up tho rules of the society, and at tho meeting ho spoke very strongly on (he rate of wages for journeymen painters.-1 im, etc., J.W. Dunedin, July 17.

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PAINTERS’ WAGES., Evening Star, Issue 7961, 17 July 1889

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PAINTERS’ WAGES. Evening Star, Issue 7961, 17 July 1889

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