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IS LIFE WORTH LIVING? Gilbert Casey's Thoughts on Things in General. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 21 February 1891

IS LIFE WORTH LIVING ? Gilbert Casey's Thoughts on Things In General. Is life worth living ? Look around through our civilisation of to-day, see the ever increasing misery and destitution, see our hordes of unem Eloyed, note the selfishness and greed, mark the rutal struggle, in which helpless women and ~cTnT3ren7Virtue and honour, love and humanity are trampled under foot in the mad, insane struggle for a bare existence. Every man's hand ? is raised ^amsl^hisJarflther^ aye, against his — sister too— against his very child If need be. ~ Nothing but fraud, hypocrisy and deception __ visible everywhere. lJoubt, denial ana distrust whichever ^axyou^m. Look into the faces of your fellow menL; see the look of the^ hunted wild beast in their eyes ; se© the grin of insanity already on their faces; see them broken in health, sickly from want of nutrition, crippled and deformed by overwork ; with hatred and defiance mTfipiF hearts, and^teli-me-^whether ? — Death can have terrors greater than...

Publication Title: Worker
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An Open Letter to Sir S. W. Griffith, K.C.M.G. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 21 February 1891

An Open Letter to Sir S. W. Griffith, K*CJu«Gs 'The 'sweating system* which is only a following _ out of the principle of industrial competition to its natural and logical oonclusfon.-shows that sometimes - the prioe oharged to the producer for his food is so 'high that he cannot pay for enough to keep him alive— and so he dies, and the weakest goes to the wall. . ? ? le/suoh competition really free? Is it any more free than any other competition of the weak agains^, . the strongs? True, it is not a direct competition o'f the weak against the strong, but it is the competition of the weak amongst themselves for what the strong will of their pleasure give- them ? In what essential particulars does the so-called 1 free ' competition differ fronY slavery ? Bo far from being free It is the complete domination of the weak by the strong. , . .,, , . . No wonder then' . that the producers have for their own protec tion established the system of Trade Unions, which are daily assuming greater...

Publication Title: Worker
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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SMOKE-HO. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 21 February 1891

SMJKE-JIO. The A.S.U. has a membership of 23,200. £11,607 was raised by levy in support of the maritime strike. _ Great discontent exists at Mount Morgan over the negligence of the company in not mini mising the effects of the chlorimiationgas. The Queensland goldvyield was 150,000oz. less in 1890 than in (889. It's a wonder the unions aren't blamed for this. The committee of the Brisbane shopassis tants have made arrangements for a social to be held in the Lyceum Hall on the 5th March. ?- The General Woolshed Labourers* Union, established last year, has 5000 members and » balance of £2440 in hand. A Brisbane shopkeeper has again warned — ,1m employes that if they continue members of a union they will have to 'move on. ' This is free dom of contract as understood among employers. — ? Onk of the otritee-arfcicl*& couitibuled U- the Melbourne Age by H. H. Champion has been published in pamphlet form by a non union printing firm in London. ~~ ; TOTTcapitalistte^press rails at O...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 21 February 1891

i IMPORTANT NOTICB!! TO TH* WoBKHJGHiiEK-OirTttE^PSAk DOWNS AND JSPBINGSUBB DlSTHICTa. A Branch of the Queensland Labourers' Union has been established at Springaure and an office op**'Hr AM yho ftrw ^^my^«-^f-jfflnjllg-ffirl^~ invited to do so at once. A meeting of members will be held shortly to make rules, 'wijust a scale of wages suitable to these districts, to elect ojffiflftrff n-y-d a iwyyiwiittw* »f '»«-'»g^Tinffntl and to transact any other business that may be re quired. ? !i . -- w. c auwvm, % Secretary Comet Branch Q.L.U. BUSH WAGES AND AGREEMENTS mr The Central District Council, A.L.F., Barcaldiue, invites correspondence from a repre sentative ou each station, camp and. township re wages and agreements, ? W. FOTHERGILL, Sec. Central District Council, A.L.F., Barcaldine. TO SHEARERS, LABOURERS AND OTHERS. Petition against Free and Assisted Immi oeation. , l .-^~^'' — Copies of this Petition now lie for signature with the agents of the Q.S.U. and Q.LU. throughout the colo...

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A.L.F. DISTRICT BALANCE SHEETS. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 21 February 1891

A.L.F. DISTRICT BALANCE SHEETS. The Rockhampton District Council's state ments reoMpfn and expenditure for six months ending 31*t I taceuibpr, 1890, is as follow* : ? _ '~ Rkckipts. £ 8. d. £ e. d. Sustentatton fees from affiliated societies as under :— Butchers' Union ?? ?? U 11 6 ! bootmakers ? 3 11 0 wtdnemasons ? 15 6 Typographical Association. . 6 15 0 Woodworkers.. .. -.. 8 12 0 Wharf Labourers ., 18 0 0 Lorry and «»rayraen(S.S.).. 3 0 0 ? Lakes Creek Labourers . . 18 17 6 Lorry, Dray & Vaaraen (N.S.) 0 10 6 -J ? 65 8 0 Other Receipts. JP^nTLorry, l-r^an9~T5nraBtti ? ? — ? North Rockhampton— contri- bution to Organisation Fund.. 0 fi-0 From J. C. Stewart .-.do. do. I I0H From Lakes Creek Labourers, to ? assist in defray ing expenses of Petition against Immigration ? LjDlO ? o -? . ? ___ ^gi$~ir Total Receipts .. .. 68 18 0 ? ? Expenditure. — General Expenses ^ jgeF Secret — - tary's votes .. .. ~ $tr~T- 6 ? Wobker Newspaper . . . . 10 11 8 — -^Ssnetta^JDOunctir Sustent...

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AUSTRALASIAN FEDERATION OF LABOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 21 February 1891

AUSTRALASIAN FEDERATION OF LABOUR. Th» Intercolonial Labour Federation Con ference sat in Sydney last week. TheA.L.F. was represented by JMessre^iilinehcliffe, _ _J5aunderg, ???*'* -J^iDotiaJd-i ~the-^Tew -Soutii Wales Trades Council by Messrs. Brennan, Houghton, and Sharp ; and the Adelaide Trades Council by Mr. Buttrey. The following is the -_ ^JJcheni&jKniQh^after -consideration— by^ll^the- Australasian unions, will be submitted to the Intercolonial Labour Congress, to be held air Ballarat in April next :— INTRODUCTION. The question of federation is -one which has for tome considerable time been~agitating the minds of all who desire to see the emancipation of jagar, and it has formed the smbfect of discussion 4»t ovwry intercolonial labour con gress held. On each occasion resolutions were -~-4»**M-*ffiimngHks^eiri^^ very recently no steps have been taken to give such resolutions practical shape. The recent great struggle between labour and capitalism has, however, forcibl...

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IT WAS FOR JIM. (An Incident of Darkest England.) [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 21 February 1891

~ir wt«m: __ ? _ r _ _ ? . * - - (An Incident of Darkest England.) 'It_was for Jink. He wouldn't ha' done it, sir, but for him. But what is a man to do, With as _feeUngjJieart in his breast As ever a man possest (Which his name, sir, is jEfcery Drew), Aadrmfi_jiQwn Jierejsrith 4he 4evor, and-^m^y— lust dead. . i An^_^iinr^£&a^5~3rim ijn !the-oorn©rs=a crying for bread? \\ - Weli known in the court ^ (You ask *em) is TEnery Djcew, When 'friends ran short; |j . ~ Of a, shilling or two ? ^JU ? =^-_ ? — ? — =-— It was-him they came to fy-r help, and he Would lend it and welcome. I wish He^ha' listened to me,^ ^^^ -— z^^^ ^^^ :- ? ^Ajoa we shouldn't be here in this plight Without pence in the pocket or food in the dish : Or, may be, a roof for the night. He was sober, hard-working, and strong ; 'And even when wages were low ? -Wei3ouM-manage along, ;—. ; ~~-'ZZl^.'_' ~_ But how when there wasn't no work 1 'T was so ^hat we pawned our things, and his watch went first, His silver w...

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IN THE WORKER WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 21 February 1891

in iHfc mm vmr^ At the Adelaide conference the AtS.U. _and Woolshed Labourers arranged forcooper tivejiction^avthe maintenance of their rights. ' -^-H^feiTOBiAX TMill' and a lot of other matter is crowded out of this issue by the report of the intercolonial federation conference, Three thousand men^stre-out afe^Cardiflf (Wales), and a strike of 140,000 waterside men is expected owing to the combined resistance of employers to labour federation. — -^E^pusaMiFof buiHera~employed~lnr the construction of the World's Fair, Chicago, -„ have threatened 4o strike against blacklegs engaged on the building. ''~~~ The Brisbane shop assistants will hold a -^special meeting next week to consider several important matters, including the weekly half ? h-Mdaylani t^feej*_jae^i8_^^i^DGUia^ejiri^ Heneeior the Shops and Factories Commission. Thb Brisbane bakers' trouble has been settled by the men accepting under protest a maximum of nine hours per day or 30001b. of ' flour per week, it being optional...

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No title [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 7 March 1891

WHAT THEY ARE AFT^SR.

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THE ATTACK ON UNIONISM. Labour as Firm and Capital as Bitter as Ever. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 7 March 1891

THE ATTACK OH UNIONISM. Labour as Firm and Capital as Bitter ? - as Ever. ? ^ ? - . The status of_ the bush dispute has altered very little during the past .week or two. Fifty black legs have been marched-over-the southiwestern border, at Mungindi, to Noondoo, one oPthe stations of that^AustraliatFTasforal Company^ - whose Brisbaiiejanana^rTwas eagerly flaying the benevolent a few weeks ago, getting boys shipped up there by wholesale. The Darling Downs men have refused to sign at Etonvale, which is dragging along with the scratched up crew usual on such occasions. Wolf ang has been started by a contingent ot the imported Vjc Itorians. Altogether there are some six or eight i sneqs trying to dispense with union labour in the interest of banks and syndicates. The unionists everywhere/are landing- as firm as rocks, and the vigorous action of the Oeneral Council, A.L.F., renders the financial Tjtttlook very hopeful. Of course, the great incident of j ? -the fortnight lias bejgnj^^^gyern...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 7 March 1891

OfflClAl iWfflFlMim Official announcements of nnioM and recognised ? ij^ar^pia^^Ds^uai^ed^eeiif^u^i^ . - ' : THE SHOPS, FACTORIES AND WORKSHOPS cms. mmm7~r~~ . ^ The CommisBloners are desirous of obtaining the » fullest information on the following subjeota— namely:- . .-?:?-_ -_ ? ^_ 1. The conditions under which work is done; 2. The hours daring which persons are em 8. The conditions under which children are em ployed; 4. The protetion aflforded against the danger of machinery; and ^ , 6. The sanitary conditions of the shops, factories, ? and workshops^f Queensland. ? -j. ? . ? . ? — — ? Persons^wniiflg to g4vc evidence on these subjects are requested to communicate with the Chairman of ? the Commissionerfii ? — ? ''^1 : ? :___ ? — — All Communications will be treated as confidential if AUG. DOWLDTO. , Secretary to the CommiBsionera. Printed and Published by David A, Otrmmto for the Board of Trostees of the Wobkbb a the Wownw 00m Eafl-itreet, Brisbane __^ ? — — '?'

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A VISION OF THE FUTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 7 March 1891

A VISION OF THE FUTURE. _ With the lifting of the obtain, ? Distant, dim, but ffrimly certain, ? '— Breaks my vision of a city, populous and To my sennes, sorrow-Bated, Senses sad and satiated, Faintly oomea the thunder peal of treasured wrong /md hate Broken down, - Beaton down, By awakened people and the iron arm of Fate. Pallid forms, by famine shrunken, £Eslotft. harlots, ribald, dninken. Wine and blood-wet, onward thro' the torch jJaBWrlnflfit a OM3y CllSUniveXl, '^^^Mim a city Same iffiiited. To the sound of song and trumpet and the oannon'sdeep ^istaktlioom, While thefiro fond madly leaps from tower to ? ternplw Htwp. r^ ? — ^r— ^ -— Reinforoed from slum and alley, Bythw wild and weird re veillS, Pours the army of the people where their ban ners drape, . - . - Jil^^iwIoiiSed, : ' ? : In a -rity fusilladed - By t&e deadly rifle and the Gatling and the grape, .: ?_ t- _ Crashing down, Smithing down La»«Mdal%sfilthy, and the foul abode of ^tyrants flee and oowards falter...

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THE EDITORIAL MILL. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 7 March 1891

THE EDITORIAL WILL We live in a lively-age. It is-quite an expe rience to leaVe Queensland one 'week In its usuaL go-to-meeting mood and to come back two weeks after to find military under arms, martial law apparently proclaimed, Gatling guns loaded, ball cartridge served out, and a wild howl going ? up from the champions of 'law and order' for the illegal arrest of union officials and^he legal Buffocating of an .industrial quarrel in blood. This sort of thing makes one wonder what we are coming to and forces the iCOTivictiQn_that-the end is very near at hand.- Comparatively very Hnear^f^eQurse 1 _A few-generations are^but^as a breath in the nostrils of Time. ~~~~ ♦ * * The mere material ^3ause of the sudden excite ment -everybody- caal see — the attempt of^ capitalism to enforce in Queensland new condi tions of work and reduced rates of wages with out consulting Queensland Labour. ~'But there is something under this, something which unconsciously affects even those who will not be ...

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THE GENERAL COUNCIL'S APPEAL. To UNIONISTS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 7 March 1891

THE GENERAL COUNCIL'S APPEAL. To Unionists and the General Public. ^ There is an organised attempt being made by Australian Capital! nn to break down unionism, the immediate point of attack being the (Queens land bush-unions affiliated with, the Australian Labour federation. This attack is made by the whole capitalistic force of the continent, with the evident intention to extend it if sug cessfulto jeyjery organised-body ef^vage-earners throughout the colonies. It is backed by the unlimited funds o£_the banks an) federated employers' associations, is' endorawi by the Queensland Government, and is justified by. the misrepresentations and misstatements which always accompany the' attacks of Capitalism unnn Tjahniir. : : In appealing to the general public as well as to every labour union in Queensland to strain every nerve in financial support to and moral symrathyjwith our- brothers, the bush workers, JtaLljflut - ofimmoQ Jb&tfcl©, jMs Special General Council of the Australia...

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SMOKE-HO. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 7 March 1891

SMOKE-HO^ Organiser Melvin, of the Charters Towers district, has resigned. ? r__\_ A General Laboup Union has been formed on Charters Towers. Ipswich celebrates the Eight Hours on May 1st. — Sensible Ipswich ! ? — — If anything serious happens in the bush ' Our Sam ' will be completely transmogrified into ' Butcher Griffith.' What a fall was there! — =— ^^Fbbedom ^rf contract V * The ^Jaion Steamship Company of New Zealand refuses to employ unionists at all. . __ The Victorian builders and contractors are opposed to the war on unionism. ; The Queensland builders and contractors are in the ? forefront of the battle, Midson particularly. Organiser Casey propounds a workable scheme for navvy organisations which will be explained in the next Workeb, and also con sidered by the General Executive. The Brisbane District Council is to con sider the advisability of ftflt&hiiflhing a building ? trades committee upon the lines which work so stcceasfully on the Sydney Labour Council ' T...

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M'llwraith for the Squatters. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 7 March 1891

M'llwraith for the Squatters. /t)ufin^~th^~Tm5t~-few^a^-a^~mterestmg^ correspondence has been taking place over the wiresis&tween the^ (reueral UoTmcil, A.L.F», sitting at Rockhaaiptonj-^nd Treasurer M'll wraitn. The General UouncIT started out so :— We approach you now as the resident head, of the Government and as a member of the Pastoralists' As* aociation to secure in the interests of the colony at large an unconditional conference between the repre sentatives of the pastoi-alists and tile Central district 1'ibbur unions- with the vitsvy of 'bringing .about a speedy settlement .pf the pTesehirdilticultiy. We await your reply on behalf of -the GeneraldQounoil. To this M'llwraitVi &cnt along an answer which reads about as clearly backwards as frontwards, exci^i-ting that whichever way ifcis read the capitalistic hoof sticks out : — Your telegram of to day received* appealing to me as member of tlieGovernmiiijt aud the Pastoralists' As sociation to secure an uncondi...

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LABOUR IN POLITICS. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 7 March 1891

LABOUR IN POLITICS. The Special General Council has issued the 'following :— ? : ? — ? — ~^ ? -. — ? . The Special General Council of Hie Australian ' Ijabour Federation, having re^rd far the approaching elections, «nd the neceseity for putting forward dis tinct legislative steps towards the political aims of the federation, suggests to the various districts and unions the following measures to be advocated by all Labour Party candidates, as to be brought forward and the feeling of the. Assembly tested thereon in the next Parliament, all Labour Party candidates to pledge themselves not^nly to vote for these measures, but to insist to the utmost of Their power upon a fair hearing being accorded to the immediate claims of Labour, Eleotoral Reform— . Univebsal j^ny^EQCAii^Aj)niarWHn-4^ojraiEAOE — „ The right to Vote. /: iABOLmoN of the Nominbe Chamber, National Work- - State Water Conseevation Ain- Irhigation. ? State-aided Village Settlement. Stats Bank. f - ? i ? CioMPPLaoBY Edpoatio...

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THE ADELAIDE CONFERENCES. Q.S.U. and A.S.U.—Q.L.U. and G.L.U. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 7 March 1891

^HHBft«flrC§liFB^^ aS.U. and A.S.U.-O.L.U. and GX.U. The conference which has taken place in Adelaide between delegates of the Q.S.U. and A.S.U. during the annual delegate meeting of the latter has resulted in a thoroughly amiable settlement of the 'border' question and other points t)tt^ which eerious misunderstandtn^1 be tween the, two great shearer unions has several times threatened. The conference was -set for ?rJ^Bhruary_13th Jjutwas adjournedfor^a^dav^r two as one of the Q.S. U. delegates was delayed by the floods, the conference was afterwards further delayed, by very important business of the^A.S.U, and it was nbt until the end of the following week that the business was con cluded. v The A.S.U. delegates were Messrs* Spence (president), Williams (secretary),, and Langwell (feourke). 'TPhe Q.S.U. delegates-tveie Messrs. Meehan and W. Saunders, with W. Lane (editor ^WbBKRR) representing the General Executive A.L.F. Before going to conference the Queensland delegates had draw...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 21 March 1891

OFFICIAL NOTIFICATIONS. Official announcements of unions and recognised labour organisations inserted free of charge. GENERAL LABOURERS'- UNION. A Special Meeting will be held at the Rooms, 152 Edward-street, on MONpAY, April 6th, 8 p.m. Business: Reeonstitution of the Union upon a scheme submitted by the Australian Labour Federation. : — F.vpry Mp,fn1n»r. on (he. roll (uriflnaticial includeo'^is cxpected to atteixl. this Meeting. J^ ????'?? F. J. BEVAN, Geuer&l Secretary, ? . . «s'-

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THE SPIDER AND THE FLY. [Newspaper Article] — Worker — 21 March 1891

THE SPIDER AISTO THE FLY. ' I want ' bygones to be bygones,'' the slimy spider cries. ' Pon't tjiink about the horrid fate of your dead brother flies ! My word you can take that you needn't break webs spun in pious zeal, For— whether you will or whether you won't, you'll make a spider'* meal.' —[See Federal X^astoralists' Le»teb. ... ???«?

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