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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 69

Mr. Meek (Crown Mill). Oamaru, 13th January, 1891

Mr. Meek (Crown Mill).


Mr. Meek, upon the deputation making known the object of the visit, said he did not care if the eight-hours system came into force or not, providing that the question of wages is arranged. Nor did he care if his men belonged to a Union or not; he did not enquire any more than he would if they were Freemasons. He would have preferred that his own employees had come to him upon the subject, but did not suggest a better mode of procedure.

The interview was short and chiefly confined to the matter in hand.