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Tuesday, 5 December 1905
Page: 6190

Mr SPENCE (DARLING, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the PostmasterGeneral, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that the working staff - " Letter Sorters," " Newspaper Sorters," and " Stampers" - in the General Post Office, Sydney, arc inadequate to cope with the work without delay to mail matter, and do the Assistant Supervisors work full time according to latest computation of working hours, and do such officials entertheir correct time in the time-book?

2.   Is it a fact that Junior Letter Sorters receiving less than the minimum salary are performing Despatching Officers' duties?

3.   Is it not a fact that Despatching Officers have received their increase under the new designation since July, 1904?

4.   When are Despatching Officers to carry out their duties according to the new classification?

5.   Will the Postmaster-General take steps to so regulate the working hours in the Mail Branch, Sydney, as to do away with long broken shifts?

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