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TIMBER TRADE PROBLEM.

SHORT WEEK AT MANUNUI. OVER 200 EMPLOYEES AFFECTED. [BV TELEGRAI'H. —OWN CORRESPONDENT.] TAUMARUNUI. Tuesday. Employees of Ellis and Burnand, Ltd., Manunui, were notified yesterday that in future the timber mill would work only four days a week instead of five days, which has been the practice since before Christmas. This step, it was stated, was necessary owing to huge importations of foreign timber and butter boxes, which consequently curtailed the demand for local timbers. The directors of the company considered the question of either reducing hands or working a short week, and chose the latter course, so as not to add more men to the already long list of unemployed. As the company employs about 240 men at Manunui, the loss in wages will be considerable, and the decreased spending power of the men will be felt by business people. v

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TIMBER TRADE PROBLEM., New Zealand Herald, Volume LXIV, Issue 19735, 7 September 1927

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TIMBER TRADE PROBLEM. New Zealand Herald, Volume LXIV, Issue 19735, 7 September 1927

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