The Fortnightly Review Volume 97

The Fortnightly Review Volume 97

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...by the authorities to enforce the observance of the prohibiting clauses. But in July, 1910, the Perth electric tramway employees ceased work in violation of an award of the Arbitration Court. Proceedings were taken under the Act of 1902, a conviction was secured, and four of the men were fined. The secretary of the trade union published advertisements in a Perth newspaper warning the men not to accept employment on the terms offered by the company, under the Arbitration Court's award. He was prosecuted and sentenced to a fine of 50 or in default two months' hard labour. On the other hand the Act completely broke down over a dispute in the saw mill industry in 1907. Mr. Aves' remarks on this point arc significant. "In this (the timber) industry, affecting some 3,000 men, an award, the last of a long series of private negotiations and of proceedings before the Court, had been made the day before my arrival and the sequel, the non-acceptance of the award largely because the minimum for the lowest paid grades was fixed at 7s. 3d. a day; the fresh negotiations; the cessation of work; the opening of a fund for women and children--all the procedure of an industrial conflict carried on without disorder or violation of any kind, were uppermost in men's minds. The breakdown of the Conciliation and Arbitration Act seemed to many to require no further demonstration: an unpalatable award had been rejected, and the penalty clauses of the Act, except perhaps in exercising a hidden restraining influence, and in helping to ensure freedom from any approach to violence, were left unused. The daily occurrences reported in the Press, save for the ineffectual prohibition some weeks after the beginning of the strike of the raising and distribution of...show more

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  • Paperback | 526 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 930g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236985885
  • 9781236985880