NEWS of the WEEK
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" The wheels of wealth will be slowed by all difficulties of transport, at whatever points arising, as a carriage is by the roughness of the roads Over which it runs."—John Beattie Crozier.
Decisions on Conciliation Appeals
ON Wednesday evening, the National Joint Conciliation Board received the decisions of its appeals committee on the appeals of the Northern, Yorkshire, North-Western, Eastern, East Midland and South-Eastern Area Boards concerning grading for wages purposes. The question of conditions in certain areas remains unsettled.
The Commercial Motor was informed that the report was being issued to the Press for publication next Monday morning, but no reason was given for
the delay in making it known to the industry. We should have thought, in view of the fact that the provisional period expires on December 31, that the Board would have wished to have secured the maximum publicity at the earliest possible raotnent for its decisions.
The Board had a lengthy agenda before it, including the A.R.O. memorandum summarized on page 693 of this issue. The meeting commenced at noon and continued until evening: