Employers do the asking
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THE employers side of the Road Haulage Wages Council i to ask the Council to increase drivers basic rates by £6 , week when it meets on February 4.
This unusual step of employers initiating a wage increas results from diseusqions at the Road Haulage Association' labour relations committee.
The committee feel that because drivers are frequent': unable to attend union meetings and a large number do no belong to trade unions their voice might not be representei at the Wages Council.
The move is seen as a step to cut through protracted discus sions which delay the implementation of awards.
The employers are also asking that subsistence allowanc, be increased from £3 to £3.75.