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SERVICES TERMINATED.

PJJBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEES. 250 WORKERS INVOLVED. MEN ON EAST COAST RAILWAY. [BY TELEGKAI'H. —OWN COKEESrONDENT.] TAUBANGA, Friday. A large number of men who liavo been employed by the Public Works Department in the Bay of Plenty have been advised of the termination of their services. For about sixteen years railway construction has been in progress and during those years constant employment has been offering for a varying number of men, while the railway contract of Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth and Co., Ltd., also absorbed a large number of men during its progress. For some tim© Mr. C. E. Macmillan, M.P. for the district, has .been actively concerning himself in the matter and this morning despatched the following telegram to Mr. Coates as Minister of Railways:— "The Public Works Department has given notice cancelling the engagement of 250 men employed on the East Coast line railway Departmental officers assure me they cannot re-engage more than 20 The balance are mostly married men living in Public Works huts erected on railway reserves. The Railway Department has asked to have the huts removed. Consider work should be found in locality, either on extension from Taneatua to Opotiki or Rotorua to Taupo, or Taeroa to Pokeno, for all of which I understand working plans are complete. At all events you should insist that men's wives and families bo left in possession of huts in the meantime.' -

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SERVICES TERMINATED., New Zealand Herald, Volume LXV, Issue 19974, 16 June 1928

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SERVICES TERMINATED. New Zealand Herald, Volume LXV, Issue 19974, 16 June 1928

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