Union dis­pute

Otago Daily Times - - EDITORIAL -

A con­sid­er­able amount of dis­cus­sion took place at the meet­ing of the St. Kilda Bor­ough Coun­cil last night rel­a­tive to the re­fusal of Mr Orm­rod (one of bor­ough road gang) to join the Labourer’ Union. The Mayor closed the dis­cus­sion by ex­plain­ing that he had noth­ing to say against Mr Orm­rod as a bor­ough em­ployee, but said they had noth­ing to do with the quar­rel be­tween and him and the union. The cause of fric­tion with that

body arose from the fact that Mr Orm­rod left the union on the ground that he was de­nied lib­erty of speech. It ap­peared that he per­sisted in speak­ing when he was en­tirely out of or­der, and re­fused to ob­serve the rules of de­bate. A res­o­lu­tion was car­ried call­ing on Orm­rod to join the Labour­ers’ Union or be dismissed.

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