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Amendments increasing wages on the basis of the increased standard have been made by the Arbitration Court in respect to the awards of the northern retail grocers' assistants and drivers, northern fruit-preserv-ing employees, northern fellmongers and northern tanners. The hourly increase in all cases is 3£d. Workers on a weekly basis get an increase of 10/ for seniors in the fellmongers and tanners', awards, with increases ranging from ■ 5/ up , for juniors. In the fruit-preserving workers' award male adults get a weekly increase of 7/3 to 7/9 and female adults a rise of 5/, while the increases for iuniors range from 1/6 to 32/6 for males and 3/6 to 12/ for females according to age and experience. The increase for adult grocers' assistants is 11/ a week, and that for juniors ranges from 2/ to 7/6. In all cases the increases are retrospective to April 1.

Similar increases, retrospective to January 1, are included in a new award for North Island dairy factory managers, prescribing rates up to £35 a year above last award rates for butter factory managers, and up to £50 10/ a year higher for cheese factory managers. This award, the terms of which were agreed upon between employers and workers, is operative till May 31, 1947.

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MORE WAGE INCREASES, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 180, 1 August 1945

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MORE WAGE INCREASES Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 180, 1 August 1945

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