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UNEMPLOYMENT

DEPUTATION FROM THE MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION.

This morning a deputation from the Dunedin Municipal Association, consisting of Dr Gordon Macdonald (vice-president) and Mr C. A. Hutton (secretary), waited on tho Mayor in regard to the providing of work for the unemployed. Tho deputation said in the course of their remarks that tho men they referred to were not after charity, but work. It was undeistood that 30 vmv to be started ou (he Ocean Drive construction on Saturday. Tho deputation asked whether tho men fur this w>rk were, to be drafted from other jobs or taken from the actually unemployed. In regard to the I/cith retain jug wall, it was understood that from 30 to 50 men were to he pub on, and only a dozen were at weak to-day. Why was that so'.' If about 60 men could bn employed tits poution won!,l ho relieved. The deputation asked the Mayor to do his best to push these works on. Mr Shaddock made a detailed reply. The deputation had not told him anythin.;; new. As for the Ocean Drive, delay had been unavoidable, because authority had to bo obtained to start the woik. Tho Government had wisely stipulated that their engineer imiot approve the details of r.lie scheme. 'The, needed authority had now come tr. hand, and as many men would he put on at once as could he profitably placed. In. regard to the Leith wall, the delay was caused by its being noces--5a it to wait for the Harbor Board to give an undertaking to take delivery of th"' water at Harbor terrace. As to tho £30.000 which the conned were prepared to spend on wosks. he had authorised Air M'Cmdio to make a start. Probably the expenditure would bo spre-m over two vears, unci eo a? to do the most good tho expenditure would at tho find bo as far as possible for labor instead of material. Air Hutto:, suggested that when rebuilding the Leith street bridge it should he in permanent material. His Worship replied that this was anticipated. Tail la Hill was to come down, and the bluestone got therefrom would bo used. Everything possible that- the council could do would be dune.

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UNEMPLOYMENT, Issue 15646, 10 November 1914

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UNEMPLOYMENT Issue 15646, 10 November 1914

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