Delayed fares increase broke law
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• The Northern Area Traffic Commissioners have informed Teesside Municipal Transport that they had broken the law by not bringing into operation fare increases at the stipulated time. The higher fares were due to begin on September 27, but bus conductors refused to collect them as part of their campaign for higher wages.
The drivers and conductors are now working normally, following the corporation's offer to talk about a local wage settlement, and the higher fares became operative on October 11. The Commissioners said that although the law had been broken, no action would be taken against the corporation because of the difficult position it had been in.