HC Deb 02 April 1974 vol 871 c329W
Mr. Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what are the average earnings of National Coal Board workers under the National Power and Loading Agreement in the following categories: Craftsman 1A, Third Structure B, Third Structure C, Underground Grade I, Underground Grade II, Underground Grade III, Surface Grade I and Surface Grade II and what these figures were over the last 10 years.

Mr. Eadie

Average earnings are not available in this detail over the period requested, and during that time the industry's wages structure has been funda

Average weekly earnings during:
Class of worker One week in October 1972 £ One week in October 1973 £
Surface—non craftsmen 29.27 33.07
Surface—craftsmen 32.84 37.02
Underground—non craftsmen 27.51 30.27
Underground—craftsmen 38.83 43.40
National Power Loading Agreement 35.90 39.70
Third structure and pieceworkers 33.32 36.66

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