94+-HOUR WORKING WEEK ALLEGED.
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An assertion that one Manchester employee had to work for 16 hours continuously and 941 hours in a week was made by Mr. R. Moores (of the Transport and General Workers Union), at a meeting of Manchester and Salford Trades Council, last week. He also said that the practice of employers " faking drivers' records was growing." He warned employers who broke the law that the men's Union would do all in its power to bring them to justice.
Dumfries and Galloway Wages Plan.
Dumfries and Galloway Road Haulage Association has recommended the following scale of weekly wages to be paid by holders of A, B and C licences in Dumfries and Galloway:— Experienced drivers: Class I, vehicles of less than 2+ tons unladen weight, 40s. Class 2, vehicles of 2+ tons, but less than 4 tons, 95s. Class 3, vehicles of 4 tons, but less than 6 tons, 50s. Class 4, vehicles of 6 tons and over, 55s. Drivers should, it is recommended, receive 2d, per hour extra when a trailer is being hauled. Statutory attendants are to receive 35s. weekly. The week is to be a guaranteed one, of 50 hours.
215 Vehicles in Blackburn Parade.
An entry numbering 215 took part in the commercial-vehicle parade arranged by the Commercial Motor Users Association (Blackburn area) and the Fast Lancashire Road Transport Association, on Saturday last.
The day being immediately prior to the opening of the Southport Conference, the local officials were reinforced by the presence of Major R. A. B. Smith, president, and Mr. F. G. Bristow, general secretary, also several members of the national council of the C.M.U.A. Mr. W. Chamberlain, chairman of the North-Western Commissioners, presented the awards.
Testing Tenoid in the Pennines.
A searching test of Tenoid brake facings, of the type placed on the market about four months ago, was carried out by the maker, Morgan, Crossley and Co., Ltd., in the Pennines, on Wednesday. The vehicle, a MorrisCommercial, carried a 2-ton 14-cwt. load, giving a gross weight of 5 tons 2 cwt.
On the Sheffield side of the Snake Pass, the vehicle drew up from a spew of 41 m.p.h. in 111 ft. 8 ins.; the decline was about 1 in 12, and the. surface was good. On another road, with a similar slope and surface, official average retardation figures of 16.1 ft. per second per second were recorded. At speeds of 55-56 m.p.h. the vehicle stopped in 201-208 ft.
Albion Late Chairman's £141,390 Will:
The late Mr. Norman 0. Fulton, chairman of Albion Motors, Ltd., left estate valued at £141,390. Mr. Fulton left £1,00 towards any benevolent fund in existence at the time of his death for employees and ex-employees of the Albion company.