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Gawler strike - transcript

Article from the Adelaide Advertiser, 11 March 1911

Excerpt from the Adelaide Advertiser newspaper, 11 March 1911 titled Implement Trade Strike Extension to Gawler
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The secretary of the South Australian branch of the Agricultural Implement Workers' Federation (M. A.F. Block), and the secretary of the Engine Drivers' and Firemen's Association (Mr. W.S. Hamilton) travelled to Gawler by the express on Friday in order to attend a meeting of the Gawler implement makers. For some weeks a movement has been on foot among the men at Gawler in the direction of objecting to work with non‑unionists. A great number of those who have been holding aloof from the union have joined during the last week, and it was hoped that they would all have been enrolled by Friday night. In the event of men still refusing to join a strike was threatened. It is anticipated that the Victorian and South Australian implement workers' strikes will constitute an inter-State dispute, and lead to intervention by Mr. Justice Higgins. Consequently there now appears to be a prospect of the two industrial troubles being settled by the Federal Arbitration Court.