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WELLINGTON, May 8. The nou- General 'Managf:? of.K-ail-wavs. Mr K. W. JMcVMIy, in. discussing an imnrovcd scale of f-alarie;s for officers of the First Division of his service, .made some interesting remarks oh the subject of efficiency. . Addressing the .•representatives} of the Railway Officers' Institute, ho expressed his pleasure that, the sub-committee which had carried out the negotiations with, the management on tho new schedule. had ; so thoroughly and whole-heartedly met the Department's proposal that promotion should be wholly I>y merit and not «enioritv. "I am cor;.ndent,'^ said Mr McVillv. " that it w in the interests of your members that tho management and the executive of tho Institute should be workinc: hand in "hand in this matter. Ifc is only by n recognition on.the part of the public that they are going to get A return for their money that the manaffement will be enabled to obtain and Continue to obtain for you liberal scales t>f pay. There is no doubt that hard times are coming for Now Zealand, though not as hard as for other countries: bub New Zealand' is not going to avoid the .effect* of the war. When those 1* hard times come, pressure will tindoubtedly be brought to bear to curtail oxnenditure. Now I personally do not believe in any attempt to curtail fl-xwuditiire-• by cutting down wages.. In a. hip. departrapnt like fchis, the aoiount "that, can Jx' 1 Kay«d, m.-polaries. and- wiict's is n mert- bagafc'elle.. Tfc;ia;a'; matter of vital hit.T«st to nl! Aknb. the figures (?iTinjr .the. results o.f the operations of the -Department sh.oujd ' as hich. as- possible, . because ■it is onthem that vein- ralnrios must be cast. Whste i\i ono station in syf.tem numns waste at 600 stations,- and waste in •dealinc 'with on^ commodity—it may ba aft —if 51 ]! owed to iK»come a practice, mfans wasto in-otliov..ways.- Whste of •niilease, wasto r>f engine etrmdinix. or "m any way at all, cuts into the pockets of your members, rind, therefore you should eo-owrrstc with- the-management to out the rieht m/r. i:i charge of the different sections nnd assist t'-em to brine efficiency to a fine point."

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EFFICIENCY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9605, 9 May 1919

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EFFICIENCY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9605, 9 May 1919