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LUMPERS

— w _ NATIONAL WATERSIDE WORKERS y THE UNION REGISTERED.

The Registrar of the Arbitration Court has notified Mr. J. D. Moss that he has decided to register the, Fre mantle National Waterside Workers' Union as a union under the Arbitra tion and Conciliation Court. The National Waterside Workers'

made their application before the Re gistrar on Wednesday. Objection was taken by the Fremnatle Lumpers' Union and the Perth, Bunbury, and Al bany Waterside Workers' Unions. The objectors were represented by Mr. H. E. Hill, of Penny and Hill, and the applicants by Mr. J. David Moss. On behalf of the applicants it was con tended that the numerical strength of their union was 300, that the Freman tle Lumpers' Union had closed its books against new members, that they had ceased employment, and it was inefficient for the purposes of the in dustry, and therefore it was not con venient that the bulk of the members could belong to the Fremantle Lump ers' Union. On behalf of the objec tors it was contended that the indus try was controlled by the Federal Ar bitration Court, that the union was one to which the new union . could conveniently belong, that there was in sufficient work for the number of members of the new union together with 750 members on the roll of the Fremantle Lumpers' Union, that the admission of new. members had been suspended at the suggestion' of Mr. Justice Higgins, and that there was insufficient work at the port for new members.

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