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A labor dispute at The Times (London) was settled Thursday. The paper will reappear Saturday after seven days off the streets, unions and management announced.
Both sides said they made concessions in a dispute that arose when the paper hired a union member as a librarian without consulting the union, which in Fleet Street tradition has a right to say which jobs its members do.
Union leaders accepted the library appointment and the management's right to consider outsiders for 40 other jobs. The Times agreed to reinstate 750 workers who had been locked out and agreed that successful applicants must become union members, preserving the closed shop.