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[Peb Pbhss Association.—Copyright.]

LONDON, November 15. On a vote of the engineers being taken on the question of increasing the levy for strike pay by sixpence per member, 2,400 voted in favor of the increase and '4so •against it.

Mr Barnes, the secretary, states that the workmen are desirous of securing a lasting settlement of the dispute. BAKERS' HOURS AND PAY. WELLINGTON. November 15 The Conciliation Board agreed upon the following awards in the bakers' dispute : That nine and a-balf hours constitute a day's labor. The rate of wages shall be as follows : A foreman not less than £3 per week with thirteen loaves, second hand not less than £2 10j per week with thirteen loaves, and any others not less than £2 5a with thirteen loaves. All hands to receive dry pay. No workman to commence work before 4 a.m., except on Saturdays, when he shall start at2 a.m. After the stated hours are up overtime Bhall be paid as follows: Time and a-quarter up to 5.30 p.m., and time and a-half after 6 p.m. No apprentice shall be allowed to any employer or firm Unless two bona fide journeymen be employed ; if four men two, but not more than two in any firm. That members of the Bikers' Union shall receive preference of employment. Tne award is to hold good for two years. THE FURNITURE TRADE. CHRISTCHURCH, November 15. The Conciliation Board to-day gave their award in the furniture trade dispute to the following effect:—Forty-four hours to constitute a week's work ; minimum wage for cabinetmaker*, 83 6i ; polishers, S3 ; mat-tress-makers, 7s 6d; and piecework according to log rates agreed upon; overtime to be time and a-quarter up to midnight, after that double time, and also on Sunday, Good Friday, and Christmas Day; no interference with present arrangements for apprentices, and new ones taken on to serve five years—wages 63 per week for the first year, 93 for the second, 12i for the third, 15s for the fourth, and. 203 for the fifth; one apprentice to each three journeymen or portion thereof; men not competent tj earn full wages allowed to work for what a board of masters and men agree upon; no discrimination to be made between union and nonunion men j the award to be in force till December 31, 1898. A meeting of the Furniture Trades Union to-night decided to accept the award.

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WORK AND WAGES., Issue 10472, 16 November 1897

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WORK AND WAGES. Issue 10472, 16 November 1897

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