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SYDNEY, November 1. The Lucknow strike has ended. On Saturday the manager notified a number of strikers that unless they , returned to work that day their places would be filled. An interview followed, and the manager informed the men that on condition that the strike was immediately declared off, and there was no further interference with the company’s employes, he would undertake to revert to the standard rate of wages on May 1, 1898. In the meantime he would pay at the rate of 7s fid per shift. At a general meeting of miners subsequently it was decided to accept the terms and declare the strike off. A number of the strikers have already resumed work, and an effort will be made to obtain similar terms from the management of the Darck-Wentworth, another Lucknow mine where a strike exists. COTTON SPINNERS TO STRIKE. LONDON, October 31. A strike in the cotton trade is imminent. Recently the Federated Master Cotton Spinners granted the operatives a fortnight to consider the proposed reduction of 5 per cent, in wages. The Operatives’ Association have now decided not to accept the reduction. THE ENGINEERS’ STRIKE. LONDON, October 31, Mr Barnes, secretary of the union, states that if the engineers are defeated they will rely upon the legal enactment. ... NAPIER, November 1. Subscription lists have been opened to assist tho British engineers. Arrangements are also being made to bold a concert for the same object at an early date.

CARPENTERS AND JOINERS. WELLINGTON, November 1, The dispute between the Wellington Builders’ Association and the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners came before the Conciliation Board to-day. The provision that on all outside contracts employers should provide a properly-secured place for workmen’s tools, and also necessary sanitary conveniences, was agreed to by the employers. Disputes as to overtime, piecework, and the length of the day’s work on Saturdays are also being considered, but the representatives of the employes say that the causes of dispute are slight, and that the relations between the two societies are verv good. J At the Conciliation Board the employes held out for Labor Day being classed as a statutory holiday, and said they were willing to strike out one of the other holidays for it. Mr Kennedy entered a protest against the Union Steam Ship Company being joined in tho dispute, and said the company’s men were perfectly satisfied with the conditions of labor as laid down by the company. A representative of the employes said he was quite prepared to deal separately with the Union Company, but Mr Kennedy pressed the Board for a decision as to whether the company should be joined or not. The Board decided to hear evidence on the point.

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WORK AND WAGES., Issue 10459, 1 November 1897

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WORK AND WAGES. Issue 10459, 1 November 1897

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