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Wages (Sliding-Scale Agreements)

Volume 655: debated on Monday 12 March 1962

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asked the Minister of Labour if he will give the total number of workers covered by wage agreements which include an automatic sliding scale related to the Cost-of-Living Index; and what has been the percentage increase in wages covered by such agreements since the introduction of the incomes pause policy.

deaths from lung cancer in each of the last three years.

The latest available figures are as follows:It is estimated that these arrangements have, on average, increased the rates of wages for the workers concerned by about 17 per cent. between end July, 1961, and end February, 1962.