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Friday, 22 June 1906

Mr EWING - The Acting Deputy Postmaster-General, Sydney, has furnished the following information : -

1.   Yes.

2.   Payment for " overtime " is made to officials of the General Division, chiefly Mail Branch officials and fitters in the Telephone Blanch. Payment for Sunday duty is made to all officers participating therein. In both cases, payment is made in accordance with the Regulations. When officials in the Clerical Division are required to work after regular hours, teamoney is allowed in accordance with the Regulations.

3.   The amount chargeable to item " Overtime and tea-money " and paid to date is£5,756 2s. 9d. ; this includes Sunday duty pay to all officers throughout the State. The amount of overtime, exclusive of Sunday pay and teamoney paidto officers of the General Post Office during present financial year is £530 4s.1d.

4.   Inquiries are now being made with the view of reducing overtime and Sunday duty if possible.

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