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WORK AND WAGES.

[Phb Pbsss Association.—Copyright.]

LONDON, September 12. The Trades Congress, sitting at Birmingham, passed a resolution appointing a deputation. to wait,on the Marquis of Salisbury to urge the right of combination amongst Government employed similarly to other workmen, and to greatly extend the scope of the Labor Department.

THE LUCKNOW COLLIERY TROUBLE. |Ter Press Association.—Copyright.] SYDNEY, September 13. Mr Lock, superintendent of- the Lucknow mines, has declined to entertain the Premier's proposal to refer the dispute to arbitration, he having agreed to act if both sides were agreeable. Mr Lock's letter is so phrased that the miners' Executive have decided to hold no further communication with him.

The Trades Union Congress sitting at Birmingham have adopted resolutions in | favor of the abolition of all overtime, demandiug that workmen who eit on juries be paid, an amendment of the poor law removing the disabilities following upon the acceptance of temporary relief, a reduction of the hours of labor of domestic servants under eighteen years of age .to seventy hours per week, and prohibiting child labor under the age of fifteen and nightwork under eighteen years of age. The Congress also passed resolutions demanding nationalisation of land, mine 3, minerals, royalties, rents, railways, and waterways, and the municipalisation of water and lighting rights and tramways, and also the payment of fair wages in the Government dockyards, The Otago Knights of Libor he!d their fortnightly meeting in the Trades Hall on Friday night, when several new candidates wereinitiated. The report of the deputies appointed at last meeting on special business was discussed, but as matters were not concluded consideration was deferred until next meeting. Expression of hearty approval was unanimously given to the reception accorded to the Right Hon. the Premier on his arrival at Wellington last Wednesday. Considerable discussion took place oh the question cf instruction to the delegates to the Political Workers' Association as to how they should vote on the several planks on the labor platform, and further consideration was adjourned to next meeting.

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WORK AND WAGES., Issue 10418, 13 September 1897

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WORK AND WAGES. Issue 10418, 13 September 1897

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