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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4,-1909
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Editor and v a n a k a r
DECEMBER 4. 15K59
Sugar Planters Encourage
A new scale of bonuses for plan
tation laborers was nilopted Moinlay
of this week by the trustees of the
Sugar Planters Association.
A careful study of the plan adopt
ed will convince any one that the
trustees have leen perfectly fair
with the lalmrers while seeking to
encourage industry among the
laborers and giving the largest
lonuses to the most steady lalmrers
The standard bonus is fixed at
$24 per year or equivalent to an in
crease of $2 per month to those who
work on an average of twenty six
days per month. From this amount
a graduated scale was adopted by
which those who work on an average
of 20 days or over will get their pro
portion of the standard bonus.
R. D. Meade of the Planters As
sociation paid the News office a visit
this week and confirmed the report
published in the Advertiser of Tues
day which was as follows:
After due and deliberate consulta
tion, the Hawaiian Sugar Planters'
Association, through its lonrd of
trustees, have decided upon the
labor rate for the ensuing year, and
it will be adopted in its complete
ness by all plantations, with such
modifications and amendments as
their circumstances warrant.
The rates as decided upon by the
trustees constitute a general exten
sion of the opportunities for con
tract labor. This, in the eyes of
the laborer, is one of the nnwt im
portant actions of, and resulting
from, the late session of the associa
tion, and will find favor, not only
in their eyes, but also with the
plantations, as being a strictly fair
and impartial proposition.
Under the new rates, the contract
iystem will 1 applied wherever
possible, and provision has leen
made by which contractores will Ie
enabled to make not less than $22
for a month of twenty-six days.
The idea is to give lalnirers a 'com
pensation equal to their services
and also to lie Imsed upon the
amount of actual work performed
by them. A general revision has
been made also in the wiges paid to
those laborers who work on a day
Under this latter arrangement,
lionuses have lxen introduced which
will give the lalxirer something fur
ther to look forward to and work
for at the end of the year. This
bonus applies to those men who are
working on the day system at a
wage of $20 a month. Those of
them who average twenty-six days a
month will receive at tne end of the
year a Ixjiius of $24. This will con
stitute the unit and basis upon
which the bonuses will lie figured.
Those who average less than this
numlier of days per month and
more than twenty will receive their
additional compensation at the end
of the year in proportion to this
sum. The event of their being in
capacited by accident or sickness
will not militate against them, and
they will receive a bonus in propor
tion to the work they actually put
The decision to resolve the rates
along these lines follows along the
lines of the resolution drawn up by
a number of the conservative editors
among the Japanese, outlining a
tentative rate of wages and system
of same which they considered fair
to all parties. These men were those
who previously came out with a
condemnation of the methods being
pursued by the Higher Wage Asso
ciation and who have lieen working
earnestly for the welfare of their
countrymen without attempting to
secure rates ,out of proportion with
The association as a whole consid
ercd the wage question during its
last meeting and the trustees have
held several meetings on the ques
Notice is hereby given that the open
ing of tenders for the Honouliwai bridge,
Molokai is postponed until Thursday,
Decemlier 9th, 1909 at 4:30 p. in.
By order of the Board of Supervisors of
the County of Maui T. H.
November 26th, 1909.
County Engineer, County of Maui.
Nov. 27. Dec. 4.
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