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WIDESPREAD FLAX STRIKE THREATENED.

[United Press Association.]

Palmerston North, Feb 19

Serious trouble is threatened in the flax industry, and a striko appears imminent over the question of a uniform minimum rate of pay to swamp hands. A conference was held on Saturday afternoon between the Flax Employees' Union and the Flaxmillers- Association representatives, but it broke up without any agreement bein^' arrived at. Subsequently dolcgatea of the employees held a conference to discuss the question, and the following resolution was passed: "That a mass meeting of the union bo held in the Municipal Hall on Thursday, 22nd inst, to deal with the highly unsatisfactory reply from the

Flaxmillers' Association; that the meeting bo hold at 11 a.m., and that a definite decision as to a course^ of action bo arrived at." It is'not known just yet what will happen. Tho timo fixed for tho meeting on Thursday, however, means tJiat every mill in the province will be stopped for the day.

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WIDESPREAD FLAX STRIKE THREATENED., Colonist, Volume LIV, Issue 13345, 20 February 1912

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WIDESPREAD FLAX STRIKE THREATENED. Colonist, Volume LIV, Issue 13345, 20 February 1912

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