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TO THE EDITOR. Sir.—Please allow me to correct an error into which you fall in connection with the above Union. You represent the difference between the Union and the employers as relating to the log only. This is entirely

I wrong, The point which we have all along '{contended for is the recognition of the i Union. I told tho representatives of the manufacturers that if they would recognise the Union we should be prepared to meet them and go over thn. log, or r,ubmit the differences connected with it to arbitration. The vital question with us was the maintenance of the Union. The cardinal principle of the Union is, as Mr Millar put it yesterday, that no member of this Union will be allowed to work in a shop where non - unionists aro engaged without the consent of the. Committee, rind the manufacturers told us ou Tuesday that they would agree to this, all the other difficulties could have been adjusted in some Buch way as now suggested. It was because they refused to do this that such extreme measures as a strike was spoken of and determined upon. lam delighted to see, however, that the manufacturers are willing to grant the recognition of the Union. If they do this, I have every confidence that the other points in dispute—such as the log, etc.—can be amicably adjusted on a basis fair to all concerned. I write this brief ex- ' planation because I do not wish it to appear that the point at issue was the fixing of the log. It was the vital point of whether or not the Union, which had been formed, should goo If in smoke. There are several other inaccuracies in your article, but as I do not wish to revive old controversies, in view of the more conciliatory aspect which this question has assumed, I shall make no further reference to them.—l am, etc., Rutherford Waddeix. Dunedin, August 29.

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THE TAILORESSES' UNION., Issue 7998, 29 August 1889

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THE TAILORESSES' UNION. Issue 7998, 29 August 1889

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