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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 69

Mr. Mullin (Manager R. Anderson and Co.) Dunedin, 14th January, 1891

Mr. Mullin

(Manager R. Anderson and Co.) Dunedin,

Mr. Mullin stated that he saw nothing to prevent the movement coming into operation. There were certain difficulties some millers would have to encounter, and his mill at Woodhaugh would be some- page 12 what awkwardly situated, seeing he was only turning out very little flour—some 40 sacks in the twenty-four hours, and perhaps the adoption of the system may cause that mill to be shut down. There would, however, be no difficulty with the steam mills. He would fall in with the movements if the others did so. There was a meeting of the Otago Southland Association on the 19th inst., and the matter would be mentioned. With the eight hours, overtime is probable sometimes. There was a Masters' Association, and there had been no complaint made by the master bakers regarding it. Relatives working in what might be called family mills made it hard for millers who carried out their work by regular employees. He would attend the millowners' meeting on the 19th. There was no doubt they would look to Unionism for assistance and protection in carrying out the movement.