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A meeting of the United Painters' Society was held in the Coflee Palace last night for the purpose of taking steps to form a trades union for the benefit of painters. Mr Knowles presided, and there were sixpainters present, also the following delegates from other societies: —Messrs llodda and Pinkerton, representing the Bootmakers' Union ; and Messrs Milne, Wilkinson, Bolt, Mantz, and Thompson, the Social Reform Association.—The Chairman stated that the reason the gentlemen not connected with the painting trade had been asked to come there that night -w.a.3 that the Painters' Society •wished some information from them wit!) regard to the formation of a union.—Mr Bolt said he understood that there was a union amongst the painters.—The Chairman said that there was a society formed called the United Paintora' Society, but the members desired to form themselves into a trades union, and had drawn up rules, which were in the printer's hands.—Mr Bolt asked if any estimate could be formed of the number of painters in Dunedin at the present time?— The Chairman replied that there were about 200 journeymen painters in Duuedin. He also stated that thirty-six of these belonged to the Painters' Society, and they were willing to form a union.— After some discussion, Mr Wilkinson moved—"That a committee consisting of Messrs Pinkerton, Mantz, Rodda, Bolt, Knowles, Robertson, Watson, and Arundel be formed for the purpose of _ drawing up rules for the formation of a uuion, to be submitted at a meeting to be held next Monday night."—Mr Pinkerton seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously. __„___

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TRADE UNIONISM., Evening Star, Issue 8010, 12 September 1889

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TRADE UNIONISM. Evening Star, Issue 8010, 12 September 1889