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[Per Pbe9s Association.—Copyright]

LONDON, November 13. The Times' states that the employers are firmly determined to resist outside pressure. The chairman states that the Federation is not inflexible on the question of hours and wages, but rigid with regard to management and productiveness, and determined that the output of' machinery shall not be restricted.

.. - ..'-.• .November 14.. ; Mr A. Sillicks (chairman, of the Executive) and Mr Haines (secretary of the Amalgamated Engineers' Society) will attend the Conference as representatives of the engineers. " They will urge that either Lord James or Mr Ritchie be appointed chairman.


A large and representative meeting of railway employe's was held in Naumarin's Hall yesterday. Great dissatisfaction was expressed at the classification schedule generally, and the following resolution was unanimously agreed to :—" That this meeting strongly protest against the system contained in the. classification lists whereby seniority in the service is set at naught, and good conduct and ability are not taken into account in granting promotions, and that the Executive be asked to use every endeavor to get the Minister to suspend the operation of the Aot until such time as we can get an opportunity of having it amended." Various other resolutions were_ carried concerning the grievances existing in the various grades of the service.


From the circular issued by the company classifying the boats the «New Zealand Times' gets the following particulars : Class A.—lntercolonial passenger steamers: Division I.—Moana, Monowai, Mararoa, and Waikare. Division ll.—Talune, Tarawera, Waihora, Manapouri, and Oonah. Division 111-—Hauroto, Tekapo, Wakatipn, Taviuni, Ovalan, and Upolu. Clbbs B.—Coastal passenger steamers : Division I—Rotomahana, Te Anau, Takapuna, Pateena, Penguin, Rotoiti, Flora, and Rotorua. Division ll.—Corinna, Wainui, Haupiri, Mawhera, Mahinapna, Herald, Omapere, Dingadee, Wareatea, Grafton, and Australia;

Class C.—Cargo steamers : Division I.— Wanaka, Rakanoa, Taieri, Hawea, Pukaki, and Poherua. Division ll.—Ohau, Taupo, Brunner, Rosamond, Janet Nicoll, Orowaiti, Kawatiri, Southern Cross, Maori, Manawatu, Glenelg, Beautiful Star, and Waihi.

The salaries of the first officers will range from £l4 to £l6, according to the clans they are in; second officers from £ll to £l3; and third officers from £9 to £lO per month. All inoreases in salary will be made on April 1 and October 1 in eaoh year, but no master's or officer's pay will be increased until he has served twelve months at the rate he is receiving at the time of his promotion to a higher class or division.

There is also a system of giving bonuses provided for the officers of vessels which show the smallest percentage of claims for the quantity of cargo carried during the year.

The uniforms for all grades of officers, pursers, engineers, and stewards are clearly set forth in the circular, and must in the future be taken notice of. Ono regulation regarding this ia that masters, senior deck officers, and pursers of steamers belonging to class A, division 1., must wear frock ooats of the regulation pattern when arriving at or leaving port, and on Sundays and at dinner when passengers are on'board,

The Otago Typographical Association voted £7 10s towards the engineers who are out. r

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WORK AND WAGES., Issue 10471, 15 November 1897

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WORK AND WAGES. Issue 10471, 15 November 1897

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