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Manufacturing And Industrial Workers (Wage Rates)

Volume 720: debated on Tuesday 16 November 1965

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asked the Minister of Labour what was the increase in his Department's wage index for male wage earners in manufacturing and industrial grades during the period from 1st July, 1963 to 1st July, 1965.

Between 30th June, 1963 and 30th June, 1965 the weekly wage rates index for men in manufacturing industries increased by 7·9 per cent. The comparable increase for men in all industries and services combined was 9 per cent.During the same period the index of hourly wage rates for men in manufacturing industries increased by 10·2 per cent. and in all industries and services combined by 11·3 per cent.All the figures relate to manual workers only.