Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

THE TRAM COMPETITION AT SWEATING PRICES.

TO THE EDITOR. Sib, —In Princes street I notice that at the hour when the factory employes leave their work, with one accord they get into two halfpenny cars waiting to receive them. A short time ago Mr Waddell begged us to give a fair price for clothing made at our factories here, and depicted the misery we were inflicting on helpless women and children by our greed in insisting on cheap prices. Dunedin with one accord insisted on a fair wage for a fair day’s work, and the result Is that the factory employes’ condition is much improved. These people would doubtless be much astonished to be told that they are assisting sweating in an aggravated form. They, doubtless, think that the Tram Company and Mr Young are rich enough to fight it out between themselves, and Mr Young’s horses and employes must be fed in Dunedin and repairs effected, so no harm can possibly be done by riding at sweating prices. Yet the public are inflicting terrible hardships on women and children, I allude to St. Rilda, Caversham, and other cabs, which now have to run for Id. These cabmen have hitherto done us good service by running at different times from the trams. I watched a number of these cabs yesterday, and I came to the conclusion that their takings would average 4d an hour. Why, the dock laborers at Home are striking for 6d an hour. With two horses to feed, which cannot cost less than 2s per day, what is left for repairs, shoeing, and keep of wife and children ? These are sweating prices, indeed. The wages of a factory girl are princely in comparison.—l am, etc., Anti-Sweating. Dunedin, August 30.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ESD18890903.2.36.5

Bibliographic details

THE TRAM COMPETITION AT SWEATING PRICES., Issue 8002, 3 September 1889

Word Count
292

THE TRAM COMPETITION AT SWEATING PRICES. Issue 8002, 3 September 1889

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working