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WHARF LABORERS' PAY.

TO TTIE EDITOR. Sir,—Your issue of last evening contains the information, under the above heading, that on May 1. 1914, wharf laborers were ordered to return after tea to work cargo on the Shaw. Sa.vill and Albion Company's s.s. ZesAavulvn. -, tWsit ikc-y Aidso-, t\v.it vam set in ; that some of them were kept waiting about for nearly an hour ready to work, without being given any work to do; and that the Arbitration Court decided that they were not entitled to -wages practically because they were, not given work to do. The authorities and powers that ho would lead us to believe the Arbitration Court to be a good and fair court. It should be, but certainly is not, when it denies working men their wages, and if men are kept waiting in the rain, surely shipowners cannot expect them to do so free, gratis, and for nothing. But with some people workers are only workers, born into this world to be the slaves of the employers. Fortunately, however, we have in New Zealand a branch of that world-wide movement called the Social Democratic party. In Germany tho S.D.P. will, at ' tho first opportunity, "down" tho Kaiser and his military partv. and so end the war there : while here in New Zealand the only truly political Labor body in New Zealand, will slowly but surely grow in numbers and in the "esteem of the general public, until three years hence we shall have a fairly large number of true, uncompromising Social Democrats, like. Mr J. YV. Jhiaro (who has been so far deprived of victory in Duncdin Central), returned as M.P.s.—l am, etc., Geokge S. Thomson-. January 7.

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WHARF LABORERS' PAY., Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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WHARF LABORERS' PAY. Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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