The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 69
Memorandum from the Atlas Milling Company, Evans and Co., Limited. Timaru, 19th February, 1891. To Mr. David Orme, Secretary U.M.E.D. and M.E. Society
19th February, 1891.
To Mr. David Orme,Secretary U.M.E.D. and M.E. Society.
Dear Sir—Yours dated 17th inst. duly received, contents noted. In reply, the writer consulted some of the large roller mill managers in this and the North Island about the desirability of working eight hours, and they all gave me to understand that they intended to work their mills on the same lines now as in the past, viz., two shifts. This being the case, and in order to be enabled to compete successfully with our opposition, our Directory have decided to work the Atlas Mills on lines satisfactory to themselves and their employees. Any man in our employ who does not feel at liberty to accept our hours of labour and rate of wages, will have a perfect right to retire from our employment.
Wm. Evans,(Managing Director Evans & Co., Ltd.)