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Decimal lecture

18th December 1970
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• At a one-day seminar for members of one of the RTITB's Business Improvement Groups at Leamington Spa last week CM staff member David Lowe gave a lecture on Decimalization in Transport. This was followed by a lecture on Metrication by Mr Eric Gibbins, a freelance transport journalist.

Mr Lowe emphasized the need for urgent consideration to be given to the planning for the changeover to decimalization. The transport operator should, he said, decide when he was going to make the change and advise his customers accordingly. Business machines and accounting stationery should be considered to see what, if any, changes were necessary and training of staff should be started now. Two other important points which were made were, first; the need to consider how current wage rates may vary when converted to decimals (one delegate said he had found that on his present rates he would have to liay drivers 10d less per week or 6s more) as this might necessitate fresh negotiations on wage agreements and, secondly, the need to plan to draw cash for wages, etc, for the week ending February 13 1971 by bank closing time on February 10 because of bank closures on February 11 and 12.


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