Vehicle Builders Vote for More Money
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D EJECTION of wage restraint was IA coupled with a demand for substantial all-round pay increases in a resolution tarried unanimously by the National Union of Vehicle Builders at their Great Yarmouth conference last week.
'Mn: F. S. Winchester, general secretary, said that profits continued to rise in industry. Mr. D. Howard, of West London, who moved the resolution, said that steadily rising wages were essential.
Mr. G. Evans; of Birmingham, said the Union wanted to-keep the cost of living steady and increase productivity.
A further resolution -was passed calling for effort to secure a 40-hour week without loss of pay. The executive was instructed "to lead the membership in a vigorous campaign to bring this about."
A resolution, carried unanimously, which urged legislation to safeguard nationalized industries from Conservative attacks, emphasized the Union's belief in further nationalization.
Moving the proposition, Mr. Howard said it would be necessary to reconsider people running some of the nationalized industries, to make sure there was no more sabotage, even from people in the Labour Party itself.
The conference also approved a resolution asking the executive council to consider extending technical education to establish certificates of similar importance to those existing in other industries.