Image from page 867 of "S.A. mining and engineering journal" (1891)
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;^S* A Stack Smoking Again on the Far East Rand. with the aid of officials. It is expected that with the with-drawal of pickets from the near vicinity of the mines mammore workers will sign on in the course of the next tew days.The Angelq mine (one <»t (jhe g.B.P.M group) dropped 3Q Underground Officials Attitude. The Underground and Surface Officials Associationdecided that as they responded to General Smutss firstappeal to keep the essential services going, they would con-tinue that attitude, especially in view of the fact that theyfelt it would be to the interests of the mine workers them-selves that the mines should he kept from being ruined, andas far as possible retained in a condition in which they couldlie worked at the earliest possible date when the strike issettled. Position at Witbank. Notices have been posted at the principal collieries mthe district to the effect that only certain classes of labourare required to run the mines. There is an appreciable
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European Miners on the East Rand in the Pre-Strike Days. decrease in the number of artisans necessary, both under-ground ami on the surface, according to the lists. It is alsostated that up to Thursday, February 16, preference will begiven to former employes seeking to resume work. Only 1922. Ill-ISA MINIM; AND KNOINKKKINC JOUllNAt men who, in the diseretioi] oJ fche management, arisidered suitable applicants, will In- engaged. The terms ofengagement arc as laid down in tin- notices posted onNovember 29, subject to the engagement oi men onlj asactually required. No holidaj leave is to be carried forward. Position on the Coal Fields. The notices issued on the coalfields in regard to the re-employment of men makes it clear that a drastically dimin-ished number of workers will be taken back when the present industrial trouble ends. The Witbank Collierj now offers employment to onlyseven miners, and a total underground complement of L3men; and it may be taken for granted that the curtailm
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