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WORE AND WAGES.

THE ENGINEERS' STRIKE. [Peb Press Association.—ConraionT.] LONDON, November 4. The employers in the engineering trade ar3 meeting at Manchester to arrange a definite course of action in connection with the strike. A manifesto has been issued by the Amalgamated Society of Engineers. It asserts that the men have been asked to sue for a dishonorable'peace. It also states that £IO,OOO will be required weekly by the engineers in order to continue the struggle. The Executive of the Boilermakers and the Iron and Steel Shipbuilders' Association have filled the places vacated by the j London boilermakers who recently struck work for eight hours despite the Association's refusal to grants strike pay. THE LUCKNOW MINE. SYDNEY, November 4. A further complication has arisen at the Lucknow mine. Tho assistant manager of the D'Arcy-Wentworth mine informed the men that only a few old hands will be taken back at 7s 6d per day, and that the bulk will receive only 7s. " The men have declined this, and there is a possibility of the strike being resumed. SYDNEY, November 5. The manager of the D'Arcy Wentworth mine at Lucknow has agreed to similar terms to those conceded by the Wentworth mine management, and the strike has been declared off. An adjourned meeting of the Trades and Labor Council and delegates from unaffiliated unions was held last evening. A telegram was read from Mr Ben Tillett consenting to address meetings on Saturday and Sunday afternoons in support of the engineers who have been locked out at Home. It was decided that for the demonstration tomorrow afternoon a procession leave the Triangle at three o'clock, and proceed by Cumberland street to St. Andrew street, and down George and Princes streets as far a3 the Southern Hotel, and thence to the Exhibition Ground, where addresses will be given by Mr Tillett and the Rev. T. G. Brooke. In case of wet weatherman effort will be made to secure the Saleyards or some other large building for the purpose of the meeting. It was decided that a mass meeting would be held on Sunday afternoon in one of the large halls in the City—which hall will be announced later on —and that meeting, again, will be addressed by Mr Tillett. S.>uth Australia can boast of boy strikers. At the Pinnacle mine, Broken Hill, some boys, whose ages range from twelve to sixteen, were employed as ore dressers at from 3j61 to 5s per day. Last week they struck for an advance all round to 63 per day. The lads are not members of the Miners' Association, but, like all strikers, they are confident of success. They say that they can hpld out for a long time. WELLINGTON, November 5. The Trades Council passed a resolution taking exception to the Premier's staiement that working people objected to the inspectors in the Labor Department receiving larger salaries than they themselves earned. They deny it applies to Wellington, and' cannot understand why any section of the workers should be so contemptible as to attempt to bring all the branches of labor down to one level.

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WORE AND WAGES., Evening Star, Issue 10463, 5 November 1897

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WORE AND WAGES. Evening Star, Issue 10463, 5 November 1897

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