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MEN AT WORK TO-DAY.

The City Council has informed fortyfive men that work can be found for them. Of these, thirty-six have responded, aud are at work to-day at the Linwood Cemetery and at fill'ng in a swanio near the cemetery with 6and. The Union officials explain the absence of nine or ten men by the supposition tr-at they have obtrined more suitable work in other directions. They maintain that there is absolutely no unwillingness on the part of the unemployed to accept work offered if it can be done,, and if something more suitable does not ■ come to hand in the meantime. Mr W. Atkinson, who I 1 as taken a prominent part with Mr Wilson in the movement to. obtain"work for the unemployed, is engaged ou the sand-shifting at Linwood. Amongst the applicants to the City Council are general wharf lumpers from Lyttelton, The men are under gangers, who supervise the work.

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MEN AT WORK TO-DAY., Star, Issue 9578, 25 June 1909

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MEN AT WORK TO-DAY. Star, Issue 9578, 25 June 1909

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