Foreign News: Railway Strike

The Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen went on strike because the decrease of wages decided by the National Wages Board came into effect. The railway communications of the whole country were disrupted by the single action of a group of men. Fears were entertained that other transport .workers would call a sympathy strike.

The causes of the strike are that some years ago the railway officials demanded a progressive cut in wages based on the cost of living. The National Wages Board agreed to the reduction and it was accepted by...

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