TO CUT EARNINGS
Seagoing Officers Resent Owners' Proposals SHOCKED BY ACTION TAKEN Rec. 1.30 p.m. LONDON, Aug. 1. Shipowners by making proposals to reduce the gross earnings of masters and officers succeeded in doing something which the German Navy and Air Force failed to achieve —they have instilled fear into the hearts of the Merchant Navy that there will be a repetition of what was experienced between 1919 and 1939. This was stated by Captain W. H. Coombs, in his presidential address to the Merchant Navy Officers' Federation. He added that shipmasters and officers throughout the war put their country first and did not think in terms of money, but they had been shocked by the shipowners' proposals so speedily after the defeat of Germany. The proposals which would lower the standard of living of seagoing officers, were unwise, untimely and mischievous because they were made while Britain was still at war.
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TO CUT EARNINGS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 181, 2 August 1945
TO CUT EARNINGS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 181, 2 August 1945
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