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Wage Rates

Volume 886: debated on Thursday 13 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list in the Official Report: (a) the minimum weekly rate of wages operative on 31st October 1972 and (b) the size and date of any change in such rates—including threshold awards—since that date, for full-time adult men and women covered by the following national agreements: (i) administrative professional and technical staff in local authorities (E&W), (ii) building and civil engineering JNC in local authorities (E&W) and (iii) manual workers in JNC in local authorities (E&W).

The information is as follows:

(i) Administrative, Professional, Technical and Clerical Staff. Clerical Grade1—Age 21. Approximate weekly rate(ii) Building and Civil Engineering JNC in local authorities (England and Wales)(iii) Manual workers in NJC in local authorities
CraftsmenLabourersMen Group AWomen Group A
Minimum weekly rate at 31st October 197217·9526·0022·2017·45*15·27
Changes in rates (including threshold awards).1st July 19731·736th November 19720·500·303rd November 19722·402·40
1st June 19741·207th November 19732·502·233rd September 19730·73
1st July 19745·7424th May 19741·201·207th November 19732·322·14
1st August 19740·4021st June 19740·800·801st January 19740·82
1st September 19740·4019th July 19740·400·4024th May 19741·201·20
1st October 19742·4216th August 19740·400·4021st June 19740·800·80
1st November 19740·4018th October 19740·400·4019th July 19740·400·40
1st December 19741·204th November 19744·804·5716th August 19740·400·40
18th October 19740·400·40
4th November 19744·634·32
6th January 19751·12
* A minimum earnings guarantee of £19·00 per week applied to men only.