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LONG HOURS.

TO THE EDITOB. j Sir,—Of late wo have heard a deal about | the sweatiug system, which I have no doubt j has done a daal of good towards shortening the hours of those who were working from morn to night; but I think very few ,know the hours which those men are workiDg employed by the horse contractors to the Tramway Company. Ou Wednesday last I had occasion to go out to the Ocean Beach, and while in conversation with the driver I asked him how many hours a day do the men work. To my surprise, he told me that from Wednesday, the 9th, to Wednesday, the 16th, one man had done ninetynine hours, another ninety - seven, and another ninety-two, making a total of 288 hours per week for three men. The wages paid to these three men was L 4 10s, or 30.3 per week! I again saw the same man on Monday, and he told me tbey were still doing the same, and had asked for another man as driver, which was refused. Worse than all, they had been given notice to leave next Thursday for telling the passengers the hours they were working. Surely this is a thing which ought to be looked into. Hoping some abler pen than mine will take | the matter in hand as soon as possible—l am, etc., 'Jkavkllkr. Dunedin, October 22.

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LONG HOURS., Issue 8044, 22 October 1889

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LONG HOURS. Issue 8044, 22 October 1889

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