R.H.E. Introduces Interim Conditions
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('IN January 1 the Road Haulage \-/Executive is introducing interim standard conditions of carriage. These will apply until statutory conditions are brought into fOrce under Part V of the Transport Act..
" This step has been taken," says the R.H.E.. "because it is clearly, impracticable for the Executive to continue to contract under all the varying conditions of carriage at present used by the undertakings they have acquired."
The Special Traffics (Pick fords) Division will continue to contract under special conditions for household removals, heavy haulage and the transport of bulk liquids and meat. For the time being, units which carry livestock will continue to observe such special conditions as may be in force for this class of traffic.
Any division, district or group of the Executive can, by special insurance arrangements, offer cover above the financial limits of the • conditions of carriage.
FORD RAISES WAGES ON Monday, the joint negotiating committee for the Ford Motor Co., Ltd., representing 17 trade unions, agreed to accept the company's proposal to increase by 3d. per hour the standard grade rates for all hourly paid adult men. After a month's probationary service no adult man will receive less than £7 Os. 71d. for a 45hour week of five days. Grade 2 operatives will be paid at least £7 19s. 40., and C rade 1 operatives not less than £8 14s. 41d. The new rates came into force on Tuesday.