SATURDAY AFTERNOON ORDER
P.A. WELLINGTON, this day. A reduction in the hours of waterside workers on certain vessels has been made by the Waterfront Control Commission. The order applies particularly to Saturday afternoons, and concerns Auckland, Wellington, Lyttelton and Otago.
The first clause states that overseas food vessels, including vessels carrying military supplies, vessels discharging coal and feeder vessels, will work the hours previously prescribed.
The second clause states that other overseas vessels and inter-colonial vessels are to work on Sundays and are to work a night shift where three or more continuous nights of work exists, but no work is to be performed on Saturday afternoon except as provided in the fourth clause.
The third clause also states, with regard to coastal vessels over 350 tons and coastal vessels under 350 tons discharging cement at Wellington, that they shall not be required to work a night shift but shall work on Sundays and holidays. No work shall be performed on Saturday afternoon except as provided in the fourth clause, which states: "Overseas, inter-colonial and all coastal vessels other than vessels included in clause (A) shall cease work at noon on Saturday, except where the vessel may reasonably finish by 1 p.m. or 5 p.m., and permission is granted by the waterfront controller to work the meal hour to 1 p.m. to finish, or to work to 5 p.m. to finish."
Application to work the meal hour or to 5 p.m. must be made to the waterfront controller in sufficient time to enable him to arrive at a decision before 9.15 a.m. on Saturday.
While only one vessel is running the inter-island steamer express shall be worked on Saturday afternoon at Lyttelton, but an investigation shall be made to determine whether Saturday afternoon work is necessary when two vessels are engaged in the service.
The whole question of hours of work on the waterfront is to be reviewed after the end of next month, the order also states.
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HOURS REDUCED, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 170, 20 July 1945
HOURS REDUCED Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 170, 20 July 1945
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