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Pay Rates

Volume 895: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list in the Official Report the basic weekly pay of a railway engine driver, a railway signalman, a railway porter, a surface worker in the coal industry, a postman, a local

IndustryGrade of workerBasic ratesDate of operation
British RailDriver41·65 plus thresholds (4·40).28th April 1974
Range from Signalman A to Signalman F.29·00 to 48·00 plus thresholds (4·40).28th April 1974
Porter25·65 plus thresholds (4·40).28th April 1974
CoalminingRange from Surface worker S6 to Surface worker S1.41·00 to 50·251st March 1975
Post OfficePostman37·71 to 38·51 (maximum).1st January 1975
Local Authorities (England and Wales and Scotland).Manual workers-Range from Group A to Group G.30·00 to 33·254th November 1974
Iron and Steel (British Steel Corporation).Fully skilled maintenance craftsman.49·70Beginning of June 1975
The Railway Staff National Tribunal awarded increases in basic weekly wage rates of 27½ per cent. from 28th April 1975. Increases of this amount would raise the pay rates to the following levels, including threshold payments:

  • Railman—from £25·65 to £32·70 per week.
  • Signalman A—from £29 to £37 per week.
  • Signalman F—from £48 to £61·20 per week.
  • Driver—from £41·65 to £53·10 per week.