THE LABOR STRIKES AT HOME.
By Eleotrio Telegraph.—Copyright.] [Per Press Association.] LONDON, September 5. (Received September 6, 1889, at 8 p.m.) Tho situation between the dock com* panies and the strikers remains unchanged, and both sides show a dogged resolution not to give way, The steamer Liguria, which has been detained some days, sailed for Australia today. The New Zealand Shipping Company's Kaikoura has succeeded in landing 6,000 carcasses of mutton. Out of 900,000 of the members of various trade unions, 40.000 have given votes in favor of the eight hours system, while 63,000 oppose it. The remaining members were silent on the question. The vast majority of the laborers on the wharves in Middlesex have resumed work, and some of those on the Surrey Bide. The Strikers' Comnitteo are yielding to the demands of the wharfingers and granary merchants, and have allowed the strikers to resume work where the demands have been conceded.
The dock companies propose a conference with shipowners, relative to unloading vessels, at the earliest possible moment. The strike is extending to the iron, building, and timber trades, although not to general trades.
TERMS OF THE CONCESSIONS,
LONDON, September 5. (Rccoi- cd Ssptcmber 0, 1889, at 1215 p.m.)
Tho lightermen and watormen preserve the samo attitude of resistance, but many of the wharf laborers and granary men were accepting work again on the concession agreed to yesterday of 6d an hour ordinary time and 8d overtime, 2s to be the minimum of overtime; abolition of contracts, and sharing profit equally with foreman. Mr Burns desires to arrive at a rapid settlement with the wharf owners iu order to isolate the docks.
The generosity of the Australian unions has aroused the utmost enthusiasm, especially as plenty of sympathy was received from the United States and Canada, but no money.
THE LIGHTERMEN WANT INCREASED WAGES. r
SYMPATHY "WITH A UABOR REPRE :
PRINTERS' LABORERS GET AN ADVANCE.
THE STRIKERS GIVING WAY,
[Special to Press Association.]
LONDON, September 5.
(Received September 6,1880, at nocn.j
Sir E. W. Watkin, M.P. for Hythe, is urging the dock companies to concede the demands of the men.
Mr Broadhurst, member for Nottingham, having been made the object of attacks in connection with the strike, the annual meeting of the Trades' Congress passed a vote of confidence in him by an immense majority ■ ' The lightermen, who originally struck out of sympathy with the dockmen, are now insisting on an increase of wages to 6j for twelve hours' work.
It is expected that the strike will gradually subside.
Fifty master printers have conceded an advance to LI per week to their laborers for ten hours a day. A tailors' riot at the East End was quelled without any difficulty, but there was nothing very serious in it. Later. Seven thousand of the strikers have resumed work.
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