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A.B.C.C. to Meet Lord Hurcomb

28th September 1951
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NTuesday the Association of British Chambers of Commerce is to meet Lord Hurcomb, chairman of the British Transport Commission, to discuss the Commission's policy on road-rail integration. The Association is highly critical of the plan.

On Tuesday of this week the Association had a further discussion with the Railway Executive on rail traffic movement. It is understood that road transport is also concerned in the negotiations.

NO FIVE-DAY WEEK

DECAUSE a five-day week could be I./ operated only once in every 12 weeks, a proposal to introduce it has been shelved by Leicester Transport Department and the Transport and General Workers' Union. Discussions on the question had taken place between the two bodies for some weeks.

Mr. C. Hadley, district officer of the Union, said that if a five-day week for drivers and conductors ' were introduced, conditions for those employees still on duty during their colleagues' off-time would become worse.

PAY TALKS CONTINUE IN the negotiations for higher pay for 'employees of company bus undertakings, both sides put their cases to the Brierly tribunal last Friday. It is not yet known when the tribunal will meet to consider evidence.

With regard to the London busmen's claim, a meeting of Union representatives with the London Transport Executive took place this week and another last week. The Executive's offer of an additional 7s. weekly was rejected by the Tranport and General Workers' Union at an earlier stage.


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