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Tuesday 5 November 1901, The Sydney Morning Herald

THE HILLGROVE STRIKE.

HILLGROVE, Monday.

Meetings were held throughout yesterday in connection with the strike at Baker’s Creek mine. The manager of the mine submitted a scheme for letting trucking by contract. This was considered acceptable. He also offered to give shovellers 7s 6d per day but they are still standing out for 8s.

The contractors held a meeting this morning with regard to demanding their retention money. It was decided not to take any steps as a body, but that any party, should he on application to the manager meet with a refusal, may call the contractors together to consider the situation. The strikers yesterday denied the contractors the privilege of voting as to whether the former should accept 7s 6d per day, and consequently a good deal of sympathy has been alienated. There seems to be a consensus of opinion amongst all except the strikers that 7s 6d is a fair offer.

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