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. SYDNEY. October 6. It is understood that forty miners who attended a. meeting of strikers on the night on which the explosion occurred in .the Lucknow mine have issued writs for £5,000 each .against, the ‘Herald’ and ‘ Telegraph ’ and Mr Lock (manager of the mine). The action against the newspapers is for the manner in which they reported the occurrence, and against the manager for his telegram to the secretary of the company detailing the matter.


LONDON, October 7. The employers of London shipbuilders and engineers who had decided to give the eight-hour system a trial have reverted to nine hours, as a day’s labor. They notify that the eight-hoqr system has proved unsatisfactory, and they declare that the union have made further encroachments and forced the employers to form an association in order to protect their trade. THE ENGINEERS’ STRIKE. LONDON, October 7, The engineering employers, in a letter to the workmen’s Council, state that a meeting between the representatives of the masters and the men at the present juncture is likely to be misconstrued. The employers further state that they cannot discuss the crisis with the unions. A TAILORING DISPUTE. WELLINGTON, October 8. The dispute.'in -the tailoring trade, for which the Arbitration Court is convened, win probably be settled this afternoon. The point at issue is Harrowed down to how long ths.agreement shall he made for.

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WORK AND WAGES., Issue 10440, 8 October 1897

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WORK AND WAGES. Issue 10440, 8 October 1897

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