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BIG SCOTTISH FEDERATION COMING SOON.
Formation of a federation to 'unite local and national associations in Scotland • is expected within the next few• weeks, The new organization will deal with wages and conditions, the preparation of licensing cases and other trade matters. All licence holders will be embraced.
Mr. T. Worsley, secretary of the Scottish Joint Conciliation Board, made this announcement to Scottish C.M.U.A. members, on Wednesday afternoon. He also forecast new legislation dealing with C-lieensees.
The merger plans were revealed at a meeting following a complimentary luncheon to Sir John Macdonald, Scottish C.M.U.A. chairman.
Road Transport Users Must Unite.
Regret that the merger between the C.M.U.A. and A.R.O. had failed was expressed by Sir Patrick Hannon, M.P., president of the Industrial Transport Association, at a meeting of that body in Birmingham, last week.
In view of the power exercised by the railways, both economically and politically, it was imperative that road-transport users should work to gether, he said. Sir Patrick added that petty jealousies and vested interests should not be allowed to stand in the way of unity among commercial-motor operators.
Well-known Trade Personalities at C.M.U.A. Meeting.
At the C.M.U.A. meeting to be held at Luton on March 31, Mr. A. F. Palmer Phillips, of Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., will be in the chair. He will he supported by Mr. G. Bragg, of Commer Cars, Ltd.
Mr. W. A. Willson, president-elect, and Mr. j. L. Kinder, national organizer, will address the meeting. PARLIAMENTARY ROAD GROUP GAINING MORE SUPPORT,
When Parliament enacted the road. transportmeasures, it did not realize haw costly, how slow and how unjust the licensing system would become. asserted Col. A. Jerrett, president of the C.M.U.A., at a meeting of the West Midland Division, at Birmingbath, last week, he reported that the strength of the road group in Parliament had been doubled within the past year and now numbered 100 members.
Mr. F. G. Bristow, general secretary, declared that the interests of general traders were already bound up with those of hauliers, and the link would become even closer in the near future.
He believed the result of the wages committee's work would he that the Joint Conciliation Board would be strengthened, that the Board's agreements would be made compulsoryfor A and B-licensees, and that a D licence would be introduced to cover those ancillary users who 'were not competing unfairly with A and B-licensees.
New Secretary for Scottish Association.
In succeSsion to the late Mr. Thomas Ormiston, M.P., Mr. Hamish MacDougall has been appointed full-time secretary of the Scottish Carriers and Haulage Contractors Association. Mr. MacDougall has had considerable experience of haulage-association work, and for the past four years has been assistant to Mr. Donald Mackay, secretary of the Glasgow and District Horse and Motor Contractors Association.
In view of the new appointment, the headquarters of the Association have been removed from Motherwell, and new offices have been opened at 19, Waterloo Street, Glasgow.
Since Mr. Ormiston's death, the -secretarial duties have been carried out by Mr. David. Wright, manager of the Star Express Co., Ltd., Glasgow, a director of the Association. Mr. MacDougall takes up his new appointment on April 1.