Dated this 9th day of April, 1902.
Theo. Cooper, J., President.
(96.) WELLINGTON WHABF-LABOURERS.â€” AWARD.
In the Court of Arbitration of New Zealand, Wellington Industrial
District. â€” In the matter of ** The Industrial Coociliation and
Arbitration Act, 1900" ; and in the matter of an industrial dis-
pute between the Wellington Wharf-labourers* Industrial Union
of Workers (hereinafter called ** the union ") and the Union
Steamship Company of New Zealand (Limitea), the Wellington
Harbour Board, Huddart, Parker, and Co. Proprietary (Limited),
the New Zealand Shipping Company (Limited), the Blackball
Coal Company (Limitea), Levin and Co. (Limited), Johnston
and Co., W. and G. Turnbull and Co., the Wellington Steam
Packet Company, Gannaway and Co., Charles Seager, Matthew
Seagrieff, William Mulhane, David Long, William H. Scoones,
the Westport Coal Company, the Wellington Steam Ferry Com-
pany, the Gear Meat Preserving and Befrigerating Company
(Limited) of Ne)^ Zealand, the Tyser Line Company (Limited),
and the Shaw, Savill, and Albion Company (Limited) (stll herein-
after called ** the employers ").
The Court of Arbitration of New Zealand (hereinafter called " the
Court "), having taken into consideration the matter of the above-
mentioned dispute, and having heard the union by its representa-
tives duly appointed, and having also heard such of the employers
as were represented either in person or by their representatives, and
having also heard the witnesses called and examined and cross-
examined by and on behalf of* the said parties respectively, and
having duly extended the time for making this award until the 30th
day of November, 1901, doth hereby order and award ; That, as
between the union and the members thereof and the employers and
each and every of them, the terms, conditions, and provisions set
out in the schedule hereto and of this award shall be binding upon
the union and upon every member thereof and upon the employers
and upon each and every of them, and that the said terms, con-
ditions, and provisions shall be deemed to be and they are hereby
incorporated in and declared to form part of this award; and,
further, that the union and every member thereof and the em-
ployers and each and every of them shall respectively do, observe,
and perform every matter and thing by this award and by the said
terms, conditions, and provisions respectively required to be done,
observed, and performed, and shall not do anything in contravention
of this award or of the said terms, conditions, and provisions, but
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shall in all respects abide by and observe and perform the same.
And the Court doth hereby further award, order, and declare that
any breach of the said terms, conditions, and provisions set out in
the schedule hereto shall constitute a breach of this award, and that
the sum of Â£100 shall be the maximum penalty payable by any
party or person in respect thereof. And the Court doth further
order that this award shall take effect from the 21st day of
November, 1901, and shall continue in force until the dlst day of
In witness whereof the seal of the Court of Arbitration hath
been hereto put and affixed, and the President of the Court hath
hereunto set his hand, this 21st day of November, 1901.
Thbo. Coopee, J., President.
The Schedule hereinbefobb referred to.
Hours of Labour.
1. For all classes of labour the ordinary working-hours shall be
from 8 a.m. till 6 p.m., exclusive of meal-hour (from 12 noon till
1 p.m.), exceptii^ on Saturdays, when they shall be from 8 a.m. to
4 p.m. All other time to be classed as overtime.
The minimum rate of wages per hour shall be as follows : â€”
2. Stevedore and general cargo work (exclusive of work done for
the Harbour Board) : Ordinary time. Is. 3d. overtime, 2s. Har-
bour Board work : Ordinary time. Is. 2d. ; overtime. Is. lOd.
(These rates do not include rates for work done in freezing cham-
3. Men employed as winch-men : Ordinary time. Is. 3d. ; over-
time, 2s. Men employed as plank-men : Ordinary time. Is. 3d*
overtime, 2s. Men employed as bull-rope men and tippers : Ordi-
nary time. Is. 3d. ; overtime, 28. Men shovelling in holds of ships
and trucks : Ordinary time, Is. 6d. ; overtime, 28. 3d.
4. Trimming in ships' bunkers on home-going and foreign
steamers : Ordinary time, Is. 3d. ; overtime, 28.
5. Trimming in ships' bunkers on intercolonial and coastal
steamers ; Ordinary time, Is. 6d. ; overtime, 2s. 6d.
6. Rates for carrying coal : Ordinary time, 2s. ; overtime, 3s.
7. Overhauling- work on ships, whether at the wharves or Patent
Slip, such as chipping, cleanmg, scrubbing, and painting : Ordinary
time. Is. 3d. ; overtime, 2s.
8. Carrying and stowing work in freezing-chambers aboard ship :
Ordinary time. Is. 6d. ; overtime, 2s. 6d. In cool chambers : Ordi-
nary time. Is. 3d. ; overtime, 2s.
9. Men engaged in Wellington to work cargo at other ports to
be paid from the time of leaving Wellington till their return at the
rate of 10s. per day (Sundays excluded). When leaving before noon
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to be paid for a day, and when leaving after noon to be paid for half
10. All men who are engaged on the wharves to work anywhere
within the limits of the Wellington Harbour to be paid from the
time of leaving and up to the time of ceasing work at the rates
fixed for the class of labour they are engaged at.
11. Men ordered down between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
to receive not less than one hour's pay. Men ordered down between
the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. to receive not less than two hours'
12. Men ordered for work between the hours of 4 p.m. on
Saturday and 7 a.m. on Monday, and for work on hoUdays, to
receive not less than two hours' pay.
13. In all other cases men shall be paid for the actual time
14. All work done on Sundays, Christmas Day, and Good
Friday shall be paid at the rate of double time. All work done on
any of the other holidays hereinafter mentioned shall be paid at the
rate of ordinary overtime.
The holidays throughout the year shall be New Year's Day,
Anniversary Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, the King's Birth-
day, Eight Hours (Labour) Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day.
15. Breakfast, 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. ; dinner, 12 noon to 1 p.m. ; tea,
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. ; supper, one hour between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m.,
according to circumstances. Men employed from midnight to
7 a.m. to receive half an hour for refreshment, for which half-hour
no pa3rment shall be made.
16. Men shall work during the meal-hours if required to do so,
and shall be paid overtime rates ; but they are not to be worked for
more than six hours consecutively between the hours of 7 a.m. and
Engagement of Labour.
17. All labour to be engaged at some definite place or places to
be determined mutually from time to time by the secretary to the
union and the employer or employers concerned jointly with the
secretary to the Harbour Board.
18. Any men required to work overtime to be engaged during
the ordinary working-hours. When the arrival of a boat is uncer-
tain a notice shall be posted by the employers not later than 6 p.m.
on Sundays on a notice-board to be erected on the Harbour Board's
building, confirming Saturday's arrangements, or notifying altera-
tions in connection therewith.
Payment of Wages.
19. The Union Steamship Company of New Zealand (Limited)
shall pay wages weekly on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and
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from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Payments to be made for work done up to
the previous Wednesday evening,
20. The Wellington Harbour Board shall pay wages weekly on
Fridays from 12 noon to 1 p.m. and after 4 p.m. Payments to be
made for work done up to the previous Tuesday evening.
Coalifig Work (Baskets).
21. Garrving-baskets shedl average twelve to the ton. Large
baskets shall average five to the ton, and not less than four men
shedl be engaged shovelling, and not less than two men shall be
engaged at the tip. Ballast-baskets shall average eight to the ton,
and not less than six men shedl be engaged shoveUing in the hold.
Harbour Board Work (Weights),
22. At gangways 12 owt. shall be a truck-load for two men,
except in the case of any single package being over and above that
weight. 5^ cwt. is to be taken as the truck-load of general tran-
Employers not to discriminate against Union,
23. Employers in employing labour shall not discriminate
against members of the union, and shall not, in the engagement or
dismissal of men or in the conduct of their business, do anything for
the purpose of injuring the union, directly or indirectly.
When members of the union and non-members are employed
together there shall be no distinction between members and non-
members, and both shall work together in harmony, and shall
receive equal pay for equal work.
Application of Award.
24. This award shall apply only to casual labour employed from
day to day or from hour to hour, and shedl not apply to weekly or
permanent employees, or to men employed on maintenance- works
when such men are employed for a longer period than one week.
It shall be deemed to apply to the ordinary conditions of work-
ing, but not to unusual or exceptional circumstances, and shall be
binding in so far as it applies to each party, to all the parties hereto,
and shall remain in force until the 31st day of March, 1903.
Limitatiofi of Award,
25. This award shall apply (subject to the provisions of clause 9
hereof), only to the wharves and Port and Harbour of Wellington.
26. The foregoing clauses numbered 1 to 26 inclusive are the
terms, conditions, and provisions set out in the schedule referred to
in the foregoing award, and are hereby declared to be incorporated
in and to form part of the said award.
In witness wheraof the seal of the said Court hath hereto been
put and affixed, and the President of the said Court hath hereto set
his hand, this 21st day of November, 1901.
Thbo. Coopeb, J., President.
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(97.) WELLINGTON DRIVERS.â€” AWARD.
In the Court of Arbitration of New Zeedand, Wellington Industrial
District. â€” In the matter of ** The Industrial Conciliation and
Arbitration Act, 1900/' and of ** The Industried Conciliation and
Arbitration Act Amendment Act, 1901"; and in the matter
of an industrial dispute between the Wellington Drivers* In-
dustrial Union of Workers (hereinafter called ** the union ") and
E. Tonks, brickmaker, Webb Street ; W. Murphy, brickmaker,
Tory Street ; Peter Hutson, brickmaker, Bid well Street ; H.
Hill, brickmaker, Bidwell Street; the Wellington Gas Com-
pany, gas-manufacturers, Courtenay Place ; â€” Scott, parcels-
delivery man, Abel Smith Street ; Drapery Importing Company ,^
drapers, &c., Brandon Street; H. Inniss and Son, parcels-
delivery men, Courtenay Place; F. W. Cottrell and Co.^
forwarding agents. Grey Street ; Colonial Carrying Company,
forwarding agents. Grey Street ; Peter McCardle, forwarding
agent, Grey Street; Globe Express Company, forwarding
agents. Grey Street; Kenny and Marsden, forwarding agents.
Grey Street ; J. Collie, forwarding agent, Grey Street ; J.
Keir, forwarding agent, Featherston Street ; T. Munt, forward-
ing agent, Featherston Street ; New Zealand Express Company,
forwarding agents, Customhouse Quay ; J. J. Curtis, forwarding^
agent, Customhouse Quay; W. Booth and Co., timber mer-
chants, Waterloo Quay; W. Chalmers, timber merchant,
Waterloo Quay ; Stewart Timber, Glass, and Hardware Com-
pany (Limited), timber merchants, Courtenay Place ; J. Beck's
Executors (Barltrop and Palmer), timber merchants, Kent
Terrace; Joseph Andrews, boxmaker, &c., Upper Willis Street;
Ballinger Bros., plumbers, Waring Taylor Street; George
Winder, ironmonger, Cuba Street ; Wilkins and Field, iron-
mongers. Manners Street ; K. Martin, painter. Manners Street ;
R. and E. Tingey, painters. Manners Street ; H. Fielder, furni-
ture dealer, Manners Street ; Staples and Co. (Limited), brewers,
Murphy Street ; T. G. Macarthy, brewer, Tory Street ; R. Keene,
builder, Newtown ; Thomas Carmichael, builder, Hawkestone
Crescent ; â€” Patterson, builder, Quin Street ; R. Carswell,
contractor, Mein Street ; J. R. Walker, contractor, Mein
Street ; C. Lamberg, contractor, Manners Street ; Fred. Lam-
berg, contractor. Manners Street ; W. Smith, contractor,
Island Bay; J. Gillon, contractor. Green ' Street ; W.Wilson,
contractor, Vivian Street ; J. Thomas, contractor, Molesworth
Street; W. Taversham, contractor. South Road; J. A. Martin,
contractor, Quin Street; Maurice O'Connor, contractor, Wel-
lington; E. Tonks and Co., contractors, Webb Street; C. H.
Bay lis, contractor, Victoria Street; W. A. Chote, contractor,
Mercer Street ; A. Daly, contractor, Newtown ; P. Carmody,
contractor, Mitchelltown ; Joseph Saunders, contractor, Tinakori
Road ; Allan Magaire, contractor ; W. Spencer, carrier, c/o
Luke and Son, Manners Street; W. Kenneugh, carrier, c/a
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Duthie and Co., Willis Street; W. T. Queree, carrier, Kent
Terrace ; J. A. Smith, carrier, c/o Grease and Son ; J. Smith,
â– carrier, c/o Laery and Co. ; H. Graham, carrier, c/o Stewart
and Go. ; J. H. Fumess, carrier, c/o Stewart and Go. ; Thomas
PeU, carrier, c/o Myers and Go. ; Thomas Eerr, carrier, c/o E.
W. Mills and Go. ; J. W. Norman, carrier. South Boad; James
Wilson, carrier. Upland Farm; ArchibeJd Russell, carrier,
Yiyian Street; Henry Glark, carrier, Ngahauranga; Edward
Maidment, carrier, Petone; George and W. T. Gudby, carriers,
Lower Hutt ; George D. McEwen, carrier, Petone ; Alfred
Hooker, carrier. Lower Hutt ; George W. Gonnor, Glyde Quay ;
John Gampbell, carrier, South Eoad; Mrs. George Barnes,
carrier, Aro Street ; William Mills, carrier. Hall and Adelaide
Streets ; John Larkin, carrier, Wadestown ; Alfred Gharles,
carrier, Donald McLean Street ; John Henry Johns, carrier,
Karori ; Astridge and Jeffs, carriers, 24, Owen Street ; Abel
<Jollier, carrier, Tory Street; Frederick Marshall, carrier, 110,
Adelaide Boad ; John Winter, carrier, Drummond Street ;
James T. Martin, carrier. South Boad ; Thomas Henry Wil-
liamson, carrier, 2, Tutchen Street ; Frederick Woods, carrier,
Adelaide Boad; Carroll Bros., carriers, Adelaide Boad; Mrs.
Bacon, cordial-manufacturer, Tory Street; Thompson, Lewis,
and Co., cordial-manufacturers, Tory Street; G. W. Brodie,
cordial-manufacturer, Lambton Quay ; George Dixon, cordial-
manufacturer, Dixon Street; P. Barry, cordial-manufacturer,
Adelaide Boad ; A. Samuels, cordial-manufacturer, off Manners
Street (Phoenix Cordied Company) ; Empire Steam Laundry,
laundrymen, Kent Terrace ; Victoria Laundry, laundrymen. City ;
William Elliott Tyson, laundry man, Tyson Street ; Janet Page,
laundrywoman, 48, Hanson Street; William Searl, laundry-
man, Petone; B. Fletcher and Co., grain merchants, Panama
Street; Te Aro Laundry, laundrymen. City; G. Thomas and
Co., grain merchants, Customhouse Quay ; S. Bowe and Son,
grain merchants, Cuba Street; Townsend and Paul, grain
merchants, Wilhs Street ; J. Foster, grain merchant, Adelaide
Boad; J. J. Dudgeon, grain merchant. Manners Street; Gear
Meat Company (Limited), Lambton Quay ; John Thomas Kent,
'bus-proprietor, Seatoun; Bobert Archibald Hearn, 'bus-pro-
prietor, Worser Bay; Joseph Spiers, 'bus-proprietor, Karori;
John Marshall, 'bus-proprietor, Worser Bay ; William H. Young,
'bus-proprietor, Karori ; John Johnson, bus-proprietor, Cambridge
Terrace ; Thomas Popham, 'bus-proprietor. Moles worth Street ;
Peers and Keen, 'bus-proprietors. Island Bay ; D. Bell, 'bus-
proprietor, Moore Street ; T. P. Lyon, 'bus-proprietor, Abel
Smith Street ; Mrs. Bitson, 'bus-proprietor, Cambridge Terrace ;
J. J. Murray, coal dealer, Adelaide Boad ; S. Brown, coed deader,
Tory Street; Williams and Shaw, coal dealers, Pirie Street;
J. Saunders, coal dealer, Arthur Street ; Luke and Co., coal
dealers, Aro Street; Westport Goal Company, coal dealers,
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Manners Street; Jones and Co., coal dealers, Cuba Street;
Sinclair and Co., coed dealers, Courtenay Place ; J. J. Duignan,
coal dealer, Lambton Quay; Thompson Bros., coal dealers,
Featherston Street; J. J. K. Powell, coal dealer, Taranaki
Street; Mrs. McGrath, coal dealer, Kent Terrace; W. Claxton,
coal dealer, Martin Square; D. Andrews, coal deader, Tory
Street; A. Andrews, coal dealer, Vivian Street; Picot Bros.,
coal deeders, Dayis Street ; H. Pearman, coed dealer, Eiddiford
Street ; W. Bees, coed dealer, Taranaki Street, J. Gaudin, coal
deeder, Ghuznee Street; W. Dawson, coal dealer, Newtown
Avenue ; B. Clark, coal dealer ; B. Dui^an, coal dealer. Moles-
worth Street ; C. W. Turner, coal dealer. Blackball Coal Com-
pany, Waterloo Quay ; Defiance Buiter-factory, Waring Taylor
Street ; New Zealand Farmers' Dairy Onion, Thomdon Quay ;
Â£. Anderson and Co., earthenware merchants, Willis Street ;
G. Wheatley, Baker, Lambton Quay ; W. A. Kellow, grocer and
baker, Taranaki Street ; G. Payne, baker, South Boad ; J.
Creighton, Tinakori Boad ; â€” Isetacs, baker, Aro Street ; W.
Freeman, Baker, Molesworth Street; M. McCarthy, baker,
Biddiford Street; W. Phillips, baker, Biddiford Street; M.
Mekckay, baker, Clyde Quay ; F. McParland, grocer and baker,
Taranaki Street; McEwen and Churchill, bakers, Leimbton
Quay ; United Farmers' Co-operative Association, Lambton
Quay ; B. Leeidbetter, baker, Tinakori Boad ; Wellington Bread
Company, bakers, Manners Street; J. Godber, baker, Cuba
Street ; â€” Beed, baker, Taranaki Street ; Te Aro House
Drapery Company (Limited), drapers, Cuba Street ; James
Trevor, brickmaker, Courtenay Plsuse (hereinafter called '* the
Thb Court of Arbitration of New Zealand (hereinafter called ** the
Court "), having taken into consideration the matter of the above-
mentioned dispute, and having heeurd the union by its representatives
duly appointed, and having also heard such of the employers e^ were
represented either in person or by their representatives, and having
also heard the witnesses called and examined and cross-examined by
and on behalf of the sedd parties respectively, doth hereby order and
aweird : That, as between the union and the members thereof and the
employers and each and every of them, the terms, conditions, and
E revisions set out in the schedule hereto and of this award shall be
inding upon the union and upon every member thereof and the
employers and upon each and every of them, and that the said
terms, conditions, and provisions shall be deemed to be and they
are hereby incorporated in and declared to form part of this award ;
and, further, that the union and every member thereof and the
employers and each and every of them shall respectively do,
observe, and perform every matter and thing by this award and of
the said terms, conditions, and provisions respectively required to
be done, and shall not do anything in contravention of this award
or of the said terms, conditions, and provisions, but shall in sdl
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respects abide by and observe and perform the same. And the
Coart doth hereby further award, order, and declare that any
breach of the said terms, conditions, and provisions set out in the
schedule hereto shall constitute a breach of this award, and that the
sum of Â£100 shall be the maximum penalty payable by any party or
person in respect thereof. And the Court doth further order that
this award shall come into operation on Saturday, the 30th day of
November, 1901, and shall continue in force until the 30th day of
In witness whereof the seal of the Court hath been hereto put
and affixed, and the President of the Court hath hereunto set his
hand, this 27th day of November, 1901.
Theo. Coopeb, J., President.
Schedule hereinbbfokb bbfebbed to.
CiiASB I. : Dbivers of Abbated-water and Cobdial Ybhiclbb.
The following shedl be the conditions regulating the employment
of such drivers : â€”
1. The drivers employed by the employers shall leave the stables
by 7 a.m. and return to the stables by 5 p.m. during the months
from April to October (both inclusive), and shall during the other
months in the year leave the stables by 6 a.m. and return to the
stables by 6 p.m., except on Wednesdays, in the months from April
to October (both inclusive), when they shall return to the stables by
1 o'clock in the afternoon. One hour shall be allowed for breakfast
and one hour for dinner throughout the year, excepting on Wednes-
days, from April to October (both inclusive), when there shall be no
allowance for dinner-hour : Provided always that, in respect to the
business carried on by A. Samuels, and known as the Phoenix
Aerated Water Company, the drivers employed by him shall during
the months of April to October (both inclusive) return to the stables
by 1 o'clock in the afternoon of Saturdays in lieu of 1 o'clock in the
afternoon of Wednesdays ; and in respect to such drivers the word
** Wednesday " in this clause shall read " Saturday."
2. The employers shall pay to such drivers employed by them a
minimum wage of Â£2 5s. per week, such wages to be paid on the
Saturday of each and every week.
3. Preference of employment as drivers shall be given by the
employers to members of the Wellington Drivers' Industrial Union
of Workers, provided that they shall have served their time in the
trade, with this stipulation : that the hands employed in the factory
of the employer requiring drivers may be taken in preference to
others ; and the employers shall have the right, in cases of emer-
gency, where necessary for them to catch or serve boats, steamers,
or trains, to employ as drivers any hands employed in their
4. Work done by any drivers employed by the employers on
Sundays (with the exception of the drivers doing the necessary work
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in cleaning and attending to their horses and cleaning up the
stables) shall be paid for at the rate of 2s. 6d. per hour, but only
work of absolute necessity beyond the work already excepted shall
be done on Sunday.
6. The employers shall pay their drivers for the following holi-
days : New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Sovereign's
birthday. Labour Day, Anniversary Day, Prince of Wales' Birth-
day, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day, with this stipulation : that
the holidays on such days shall not commence until after the cus-
tomers of the employers have been attended to on the mornings of
Â«uch days ; but the employers shall so arrange with their customers
xhat there shall be the smallest amount of work required to be done
by the drivers.
6. If any dispute shall arise between the parties hereto, or any
two or more of them, regarding the interpretation of any clause or
matter herein set out, the same shall be referred to the arbitration
of three personsâ€” one to be appointed by each party to the dispute,
and the third to be appointed by such two arbitrators as umpire.
The decision of such arbitrators, or, in the event of their disagree-
ment, of the umpire, shall (subject to the provisions for appeal to
this Court hereinafter contained, and which are made expressly ap-
plicable hereto) be final and conclusive.
Class II. : Dbivers op Sand and Gravel Drays.
The following shall be the conditions regulating the employment
of such drivers : â€”
1. All men employed by the employers shall commence work at
7 a.m., and shall not work later than 6 p.m. One hour shall be
allowed for dinner. On Saturdays the hours shall be 7 a.m. to
2 p.m., and one hour shall be allowed for dinner on Saturdays
These hours shall include the necessary time required for stable*
2. The employers shall pay all men employed by them wages at
a minimum rate of Â£2 5s.
3. All men employed by the said employers as casual hands
shall receive payment at the rate of Is. per hour from 7 a.m.
4. All overtime shall be paid for at the rate of Is. per hour ; any
fraction of an incomplete hour to count as a complete hour for the
purpose of this clause.
5. The employers shall give preference of employment to mem-
bers of the Wellington Drivers' Industrial Union of Workers.
6. Work done by any men employed by the employers on
Sunday shall be paid for at the rate of 28. 6d. per hour. Only
work of necessity shall be done on that day.
7. In the event of any horse requiring to be buried, the
employers owning the same shall pay the sum of 7s. 6d. foi
8. The employers shedl pay all the men employed by them