WORK AND WAGES.
THE ENGINEERS'' STRIKE.
WELLINGTON, October 19. A mass meeting is to be held on Saturday to invoke sympathy in support of the engU neers wlio are looked out at Home. The Premier, Sir Robert Stout, and others have been asked to Bpeak, arid a committee has been appointed to collect funds.
Mr Sydney Buxton, addressing a meeting at Poplar (England), expressed a hope that the Government would enforce the powers given them under the Conciliation Act, and induce a settlenrent of the e lgiceers' strike. r The boilermakers' executive ordered.the I London members who went on strike to return to work.
According to Labor Commissioner Wright the average wages per. year paid in the United States iB 347d01, and the average product of each laborer, is valued atl,Bßßdol. This leaves the American laborer but 17 per cent, of his product. In Italy the laborer receives 40 per cent, and in Great Britain he receives 20 per cent, of what he produces.
A Wellington telegram states '■ that the number of unemployed assisted by the, Labor Department during September was 142. There were altogether 2,755 artisans and laborers employed on" co-operative works under Government departments. The Chicago Federation of Labor have adopted a resolution to prevent any one taking part in Labor Day parades who does not wear shoeß having the union label.
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WORK AND WAGES., Evening Star, Issue 10448, 19 October 1897