THE LABOR REVOLT.
['}y Hf.KOTKia Tkusgraph. GopriiJOHT, [Special to Press Association.]
LONDON, November 4,
Fifteen thousand (? 1,500) men have struck at Tilbury Docks because payment is refused during meal time. The laboiers at East India Docks have also struck against the admission of " blacklegs." The wharfingers have decided to lock out the lightermen unless the latter give way. LONDON, November 4.
Twelve thousand cement workers at Medway and 1,000 unskilled laborers at Severn Valley arc taking steps to establish a union.
The last 200 of the "blacklegs" engaged during the strike have now been dismissed by the dock companies. Each of them received L 4 in lieu of notice. All dismissed blacklegs have joined the Union, paying fines from 10s 6d to LI Is.
At Tilbury Docks this morning there was a slight friction between the dockowners and the lightermen, but everything was arranged during the afternoon. The dock companies have virtually yielded to everything, and seek compensation under the new tariff.
LONDON, November 5. (Received Novcmbor 6,1889, at 1.15 p.m.)
It U probable that the demand of the Tilbury dockers to receive payment for the dinner hour will be universally conceded. The laborers on twenty-one of tho wharves at Wapping will shortly go out on strike unless the wharfingers concede the demand of 6d instead of 5d per hour. Two hundred and fifty blacklegs, working on the wool floor at London docks, have been forced to pay the half-guinea fee, although they had previously been placed on the list of members. They attribute this action to the trickery of Union men.
The dock men have decided not to clear any ship employing a crew, sny member of which is a non-union man. (Received November (i, 1889, at 1.25 p.m.)
A national trades council, embracing delegates from all the unions, will shortly be established. The members of tho various unions intend to have a triumphal procession to Hyde Park on Sunday.
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THE LABOR REVOLT., Evening Star, Issue 8057, 6 November 1889