WORK AND WAGES.
THE STRIKE IN ENGLAND. [Psb Press Association.—Copyuioa-T,] _ _ LONDON, November 20. Mr Sellicks, president of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers, has been appointed the engineers’ chairman at the conference, with the employers to be opened on Wednesday. The representatives of the Federated Employers will be selected from the Executive Committee. The Allied Trades Joint Committee intend to submit the decisions of the Engineering Conference to members of the amalgamated kindred societies. THE LONDON DOCKERS. LONDON, November 20. Six thousand London dock workers have protested to the London and India Docks Joint Committee against being compelled to join the Docks Friendly Society and retire from outside societies. The fortnightly meeting of the Dunedin branch of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners was held on Saturday night, Mr W. H. Warren in the chair. The following information was handed in by the president re the cablegram referring to the action of British joiners in refusing to handle foreign joiners’work In regard to manufactured work coining from the United States, our Executive have been in communication with the Amalgamated Woodworkers’ International Union in that country, and the following information will throw a lurid light upon this subject: Most of the doors shipped across the Atlantic are manufactured in the North-western Slates, particularly Wisconsin and Minnesota. Men' work in the mills for five, six, seven, and eight cents per hour, and children of tender years glaze, sr.e\ and mould doors, and operate woodworking machinery. Our organisation is doing its utmost to create a strong sentiment against the use of this cheap north-west mill work. One of the largest or the manufacturers contends that he is making 1,200 doors per day and shipping the bulk of them to England. The above discloses a shameful state of affairs, which one would imagine hardly possible to exist in Poland, much less in America; and we venture to assjire our brothers in the States that from this time forth we will do our best to assist in pre : venting as far as possible such pauper-made material from being used in Britain.” The above is an extract from communications received by the Executive Council in Britain. The Invercargill branch of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants strongly protest against the classification list. AUCKLAND, November 20. The Conciliation Board held a conference re the tailoresses’ dispute, but it proved fruitless, Mr Jennings stating that to concede the employers’ demands meant abandoning the “log ” agreed to. Another conference, at which experts will be present, is to bo held ; in the meantime further evidence is being taken.
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WORK AND WAGES., Evening Star, Issue 10477, 22 November 1897