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5th December 1941
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Keywords : Conductor, Doncaster

AN Order made by the M. of W.T.. which came into operation on December 1, extends for one year from its present expiry date every licence issued in the Metropolitan Police District to act as a driver of a trolleybus, tram, or taxicab or as a conductor.

Holders of licences valid on December 1 need not, therefore, apply for their renewal for another year from the present expiry date.

DONCASTER BUS-WAGES AGREEMENT IN FORCE INCREASES and adjustments have been made in wages paid to bus employees tinder the Doncaster. and district agreement covering independent operators in the area. They come into operation from the first pay day in December.

Mr W. J. Lowe, secretary of Yorkshire Area of A.R.O., informed our Yorkshire correspondent that the new conditions are as follow : Any employee turning out before 6 a.m. shall be paid at the rate of timeand-a-half from the time of reporting for duty up to 6 a.m.

Where employees are engaged on special services for the conveyance of workers to and from works they shall be paid on the minimum basis of 8/ hours per day.

All female conductors of 21 years of age and over shall receive the same war bonus as applies to adult male employees.

Mr. Lowe explained that the second new clause aims to meet cases where, after the first trip to the factory, there may be little or nothing for the employee to do until the next trip there later in the day. He stated that the operators had voluntarily agreed upon the new conditions without any demand from the workers. DIMMER LAMPS AND FINES ON THE SPOT PROPOSED

TWO suggestions relating to matters affecting commercial-motor driving and operation were made in the House of Commons last week, but both were rejected by Mr. H, Morrison. One had as its object the improvement of the black-out during alert periods and the other, the saving of time and expense in dealing with technical motoring offences which the offender admitted having committed.

Mr. Ellis Smith, referring to motorvehicle head lamps, implied that they were too bright from the viewpoint of security in air raids. He received the answer that this danger had to be balanced against road safety and the continuance of essential services, and that the Minister was satisfied that the black-out met present requirements. He added that his Department was in constant touch with the Air Staff.

Whilst reserving, to those who desired it, the right of judicial procedure, Mr. Lipson proposed fines on the spot, in cases as briefly defined above. Proposals of this sort, said the Home Secretary, had frequently been considered, but examination of them suggested that disadvantages would outweigh any advantages gained.

DEATH OF CAPT. B. W. PHILLIPS WE much regret to announce the VV death, which occurred early on November 28, of Capt. E. W. Phillips, M.B.E., to whom we referred recently as having been appointed to the Ministry of War Transport from his previous post as Chief Assistant to the `Regional Transport Commissioner,. South-Eastern Region.

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