Report of the Royal Commission on the Relations of Labor and Capital in Canada Volume 5

Report of the Royal Commission on the Relations of Labor and Capital in Canada Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...without steam as with. I have never tested the matter, and do not know whether that statement is correct or not. By Mr. Freed: --Q. Is the employment of stevedores absolutely necessary in the loading of vessels with deals? A. You can load with a foreman; but as a ship-owner I would employ a stevedore, because when men know they are working by the day they are very apt to work in a more easy way than they would under a stevedore. Q. Then, the great benefit of getting a stevedore to load is that he gets the work done at the lowest rate? A. Yes; but that is not the only question. The deals have got to be put into the hold of a vessel so as to get the largest quantity in. We all want to have a man loading whom we can rely upon, and in the case of a stevedore we know he has his reputation at stake and that if the cargo is not rightly stowed the blame will fall upon him. By Mr. Clarke: --Q. Your experience is that you would not do without stevedores? A. Yes; I feel that I would rather pay something more than do without one. Q. If you pay a stevedore to load, you do it by contract? A. Yes. By the Chairman: --Q. Do you think that a stevedore would not work as hard by the day as by the job? A. He will work harder if he works by the job, and will see that the men will attend to their work better. By Mr. Kerwin: --Q. Is it not the rule that a stevedore has a dozen ships on hand at a time? A. It is not the case in our port. By Mr. Clarke: --Q. If he had a number of ships on hand the stevedore would have a representative at each vessel? A. He would have a foreman. There was also another question I was asked--whether the stevedores of St. John owned their own houses; and in that connection it was stated that none of the laboring men owned their. At that time I d
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  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 603g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236559932
  • 9781236559937