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ELEVENTH DAY.

Oi) Sunday P. 0. AYebb prcsiih d over a full attendance. The following was adopted :—- Preamble. The working-class and the employing class have nothing in common, Tber'' can lie no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of work* ing-people and the few, who make ':i. the employing class, have all the gooi' things oHife. Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the workers of i '.•■<■■ world organise as a class, take possession of (lie earth and tin* machinciy cf production, and abolish the wage system. AYe find that the centreing of the management of industries into fewer and fewer hands makes the trade unions mi-, able to cope with ike ever-growing power of the employing class. Th* Irade unions foster a slate of affair* which allows one set of workers to b* pitted agabist another set of workers in I he same industry, {hereby help ing defeat cue another in wage wars. These conditions can be ohangod and the interest of the working-class uphold only by an organisation formed in such a way that all its members in any one industry, or in all industries, if necessary, case work whenever a strike or lock-out is on in any department thereof, (litis making an injury fo one -m iniurv to all. Instead of the conservative motto: "A fair day's wages for a lair dav'n work." our watchword is: "Abolition of till- v.-ige system." It is !h<- historic mission of I he work-ing-class to do away with eauilalism. The army of production must be organised, not only for the everyday struggle with capitalists, but also to e:\rrv on production when capitalism shall have been overthrown. Ilv organising indusiiiaj.lv we are forming the. structure of the now society within the shell of tin- old. Knowing, therefore, thai such an n'gaiiisalion is absolutely iieccss-ivy tor our "m;.i|eipiit jun. we unite under tho follow ing conslii vi ion .

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Maoriland Worker, Maoriland Worker, Volume 2, Issue 65, 7 June 1912

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ELEVENTH DAY. Maoriland Worker, Volume 2, Issue 65, 7 June 1912

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