Otago Daily Times
Kaitangata stopwork continues
THERE is no change in the position regarding the trouble at Kaitangata, with the exception that the union has appointed Messrs Penman (president), W. Braidwood (secretary) and Peter Ruffell as its representatives on the local disputes committee. They hope to meet the company’s representatives in a few days to discuss the position, but the prospects of any agreement being come to at the conference are not too hopeful. The step is practically only a necessary formality in reaching the National Disputes Committee. The company is putting in stoppings in all lateral drives, and is apparently preparing for eventualities. An outstanding feature of the position so far is the extreme good nature of the men, with the exception of one isolated case, and the men, up to the present, appear to regard the matter as a joke. They are very confident of winning their point.