CUMBERLAND COAL
         SITUATION.
 
At a meeting of the Joint Wages Board held at Workington yesterday (Friday), the owner's presented their formula for future conduct of the industry, but the only decision arrived at, after two hours deliberation, was that the meeting would stand adjourned until April 20th, the miners in the meantime to continue at work under the conditions at present ruling.
 
    The formula, the terms of which were not disclosed, will be carefully scrutinized by the Miner's Council during the next few days, and amendments, if considered necessary, prepared for submission to the adjourned meeting of the Board.
 
    It was ascertained by a "Times" reporter that the situation is regarded as critical from the workman's point of view. They would, of course, be content to continue at work on the present conditions, but it is understood that such conditions are not suitable to the owners, who are seeking to have them amended.
 
 
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