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ARBITRATION COURT, Issue 15673, 11 December 1914
Fkiday, Dkckmbep. 11. (Before His Honor Mr T. W T . Stringer and Messrs Scott and M'Cullough.) Wilson v. A. and J. Watt.—Mr A. C. Hanlon appeared for plaintiff, and Mr MacGregor for defendant.—Mr M'Gregor applied for the case to stand over until next session, subject to payment of half wages in the meantime.—Mr Hanlon agreed to this course, and an order was made accordingly. Brown v. Cameron.—Mr G. H. Thomson appeared for plaintiff and Mr Stephens for defendant.—Mr Stephens asked that tho case be allowed to stand down until next session, subject to payment of a lump sum by the defendants in the meantime.— Mr Thomson agreed to this course.—Order made that the erse stand over til! next sittings in Dunedin, subject, to payment by defendant of £6O, without prejudice. Dunedin Painters’ .''• it-! —' n n-,1 •” lion to add parties.—Their being no objection, an order was made .ng.y. Dunedin Glaziers’ Award.—Application to add parties for the union.—There being no objection, an order was made accordingly. Otaao Goldminers' Award.—Application to add parties for tho union.—Two written objections were received.—Order made adding all parties with the exception of Yates, one of tho objectors. Otago Quarry Workers’ Award.—Application to amend award.—Mr M. M'Allon appeared for tho union.—The Taicri County Clerk objected.—Order made amending the award, allowing the employers to agree with their individual workers to vary the time of the luncheon hour. Otago Woollen Mills Dispute.—Mr Pi. Breen appeared or the union of workers, and Mr W. Pryor for the employers.—Mr Breen first of' all applied to have the Bruce Woollen Mills added to the parlies in the dispute, and this was agreed to. He said tho principal point was the making of the proposed award retrospective. lie wished the award to operate as from the Ist of August. Since that time the mills had done well, and two of the Canterbury mills had agreed to the wages suggested in the award being paid as from August I.—Mr Pryor said lie was absolutely opposed vo the award being retrospective. The matter was one of very great importance to the industry. With regard to tho prosperity of tho industry, it was true that the mills had been busy with Defence orders, hut there had been a falling off in trade lately, and the emp'oycrs woro looking for a dull time from now forward. It had also to bo remembered that the mills had based their cost selling price on the wages conditions prevailing at the time the orders wore given.—Mr Breen having replied, the Court said they would take time to consider the matter. Otago Cycle Workers’ Dispute,—Mr E. Breen appeared for tho union. Mr Scott appeared on behalf of the Southland'section of the cycle workers, and objected to the hour fixed for Dunedin being the same in Invercargill, where work was commenced half an hour earlier in the morning.—Order made excluding Southland from the operation of hours clause relating to commencing work in the morning. Green Inland Coal Miners’ Dispute.—Mr E. Breen appeared for the union, and Mr Pryor for (ho employers.—Award to be made in terms of tho Conciliation Committee's recommendations. Elizabeth o’Mahon.ey.ymd others v. the King.—An application for compensation under the Workers’ Compensation Act, 1963. Mr J. A. Cook, who apeared on behalf of the suppliant, said that this was a claim arising out of the death of James O’Mahoney. who 'wan the eldest’ son of claimant and brother of the two other claimants. Deceased was a railway employee, and a single man. At the time of His death ho was engaged as a shunter. He hud been in the railway service for a period of 10 years. Deceased's mother was a widow, and she and two of her daughters were partial dependents on tho deceased. Mrs O’Mahoney owned two houses, but tho rent did not pay the interest on the mortgage and other charres on the property. The deceased contributed about £4O a year whilst he was in Greymouth, Ha removed to Dunedin with a view to rendering further assistance to bis mother. He contributed £1 12s 6d per week after he removed to Dunedin. — Elizabeth O’Mahoney gave evidence, and stated that she received £35 by way of superannuation on her Son’s death.—John and Mary O’Mahoney gave evidence. — Mr J. S. .Sinclair said the Court would have to take into consideration tho fact that part of the money contributed by the deceased really went into capital eo-> count. The moiicy contributed by other members of tho family had also to be considered. His Honor said tho Court would take time to consider tho amount of tho compensation to ho allowed. £Le£t sitting!
ARBITRATION COURT, Issue 15673, 11 December 1914
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