Another Dispute on Back Pay
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THE Industrial Disputes Tribunal are to hear another dispute on back pay for haulage workers, in London, on September 19. The case has been reported by the National Joint Industrial Council for the road haulage industry and T. and J. Kidner, •Ltd., Brampton, Beccles.
The principle involved is similar to that in the dispute between the N.J.I.C. and Mr. J. R. Adams, Newcastle upon Tyne (The Commercial Motor, August 24), which the Tribunal are to bear on September 11.
B TO A TRANSFER FOR 10 VEHICLES?
W11EN F. Cook and Son (Winterbourne), Ltd., Frampton Cottererl, near Bristol, applied to the Western Licensing Authority, on Monday, to transfer a number of B-licence vehicles. to an A licence, it was stated that at present many 'depot transhipments had to be made between Bto A-licence vehicles.
The clerk of Gloucester County Council had written to the company to mention a complaint by a local resident about the noise at the depot, and their insurers had pointed out the number of claims made because drivers showed insufficient care.
The company wanted to add 10 vehicles (45+ tons) to their A licence to carry general goods. including livestock. mainIV within 100 miles. The British Transport Commission objected. The case will he resumed today.
B.R.S. MEAT EXECUTIVES • APPOINTED
TWOappointments of executives of B.R.S. (Meat Haulage), Ltd., were announced on Tuesday. Mr. A. Birchwood, who since 1946 has been north-western area manager of the Meat Transport Organization, Ltd., • and latterly of their successors, United Carriers, Ltd., has been appointed traffic manager.
Mr. L. W. Hunter, who joined B.R.S. in 1949 and was a-group accountant before becoming an assistant in the London district. accounts office of the South-Eastern Division. has been appointed accountant to the meat haulage concern.
ITALIAN COACH BODY FOR EARLS COURT
A N Italian coach body on a Leyland Worldmaster chassis will be
exhibited on the Leyland stand at Earls Court. Styled especially for this chassis by Ghia, and built by the Soc. P. Az Autocostruzioni Casaro, Turin, it is 36 ft. 4 in. long and 8 ft. 2+ in. wide.
Wide-angle vision for passengers is
given by the almost unbroken sweep of four large side windows, the driver having an exceptionally wide angle of unbroken vision through a divided wrap-round windscreen. There are 40 inclined seats.