January 24, 1905

LIB

William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

There are about eleven, but the others are at the maximum. Then there are seventeen increases of $50 each, making $850. I will give those. They are clerks in the inspectors' offices, as follows : [DOT]

Present

salary.

Nova Scotia Division-

E. A. Macdonald, junior 3rd class .. 750

New Brunswick division-

W. Hatch, first class 1,200

A. Thompson, senior second class .. .. 1,150 Quebec division-

M. Pelletier, junior 2nd class 950

M. M. Shaw, junior 3rd class '750

Montreal division-

M. A. Curran, 4th class 630

Ottawa division-

M. J. Whitty, first class 1,300

A. L. Robinson, junior 3rd class .. .. 750

M. C. Green, 4th class 630

Kingston division-

M. Ford, junior 3rd class 750

Toronto division- .

M. S. Bradley, senior 2nd class 1,050

London division-

H. G. Sears, 4th class 450

Manitoba division-

J. L. Broughton, first class 1,250

J. R. Simmons, senior 2nd class 1,050

E. R. A. Stevenson, senior 2nd class .. 1,050

N. Gouin, 4th class 630

Vancouver division-

P. Keyes, junior 3rd class 750

Seventeen in all receiving $50 each, which makes $850. Then in the office at St. John there is an increase of $78.25. This is to advance J. O. Henderson, messenger in the office of the post office inspector at St. John from grade D to grade C, increasing his salary from $1.50 to $1.75 a day. There is also an increase of $30 to increase the salary of M. A. O'Reilly, .junior third-class clerk In the office of the post office inspector at Quebec, from $770 to $800, the maximum of the class. This includes another item of $496.50, short estimated for 1904-5. It is made up of the following particulars : The salaries of the undermentioned junior third-class clerks were raised to $700 on 13th August, 1903, which became the minimum salary of that class by the amendment to the Civil Service Act of 1903 :

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From To

Quebec division-

M. M. Shaw ..$ 690 $ 700

Kingston division-

M. Ford .. 610 700

Vancouver division-

P. Keyes .. 600 700

1,900 2,000

1,900 200

Three increases of $50 each granted tothe undermentioned junior third-classclerks which had not been specially pro- vided for in the estimates for 1904-5.From ToQuebec division- M. M. Shaw .. $700 $750Kingston division- M. Ford .. 700 750Vancouver division- P. Keyes .. 700 750 $150Two increases of $78.25 each.

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Messrs. J. A.@

Screaton, messenger in

the office of the post office inspector

at London, and A. Raymond, messenger in the office of the post office

inspector at Quebec, were advanced from grade ' D ' to grade ' E ' from March 1, and September 1. 1904, respectively, with an increase of 25 cents a day or $78.25 a year each.. $156 50

Less an over-estimate, in the salary of Miss M. A. O'Reilly, junior third-class clerk in the office of the post office inspector at Quebec 10 00

The next item making up this $125,000 is increases to the salaries of the railway mail clerks. The total amount of the increase in the salaries of the railway mail service men is $32,456.50.

I may explain generally that there was an amendment to the Post Office Act affecting the salaries of the railway mail clerks. Formerly the railway mail clerk service was divided into three classes. A man received, I think, $480 at entrance, and in a short time when his period of probation ended, he was entitled to be promoted to a third-class clerkship at $520. He remained in this class for at least five years and then he might be eligible to be promoted to the second class. I think" the minimum of the second class was $640. If he were promoted from the third class to the second class he would enter at a minimum of $640 and go up to $800, the maximum of the second class. He would remain at that figure until he was promoted into a higher class, which in the past depended to some extent upon the occurrence of a vacancy, so that a man might stick at $800 for a considerable period. The maximum of the first class was $960, and if a man was promoted from the second to the first class his maximum would be $960 and mileage. We changed the law a couple of years ago abolishing classes and fixing a minimum en-Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

trance salary and a maximum salary. Men now enter the service as probationers for six months, .after examination, and they are paid $400 a year during this probationary period and also their mileage. If at the expiration of the probationary period they are considered fit to be continued in the service they are appointed and begin at a salary of $500 a year. There is now no division into classes, but every mail clerk, is entitled to an annual increase if his service is satisfactory until he attains the maximum salary of $1,200.

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CON
LIB

William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

$50. We have 460 railway mail clerks, and this $50 a year practically applies to .all of them who are-deserving, and I think there are not many who are not deserving. Even those who-were formerly at the maximum are getting the benefit of the $50 until they reach the $1,200.

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LIB

William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

No, it is the same as it was, half a cent per mile in the day time and a cent at night.

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CON
LIB

William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

The Controller of the Railway Mail Service, Mr. Armstrong.

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CON
LIB

William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

We have no such office now, we have .a superintendent for each province.

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CON
LIB

William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

In New Brunswick for example there is a superintendent-

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CON
LIB

William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

He is an office man to some extent, keeping tab on the clerks.

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CON
LIB

William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

Subject to the opinion of the controller.

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CON
LIB

William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

I suppose he is largely responsible for the organization in his district.

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CON

George William Fowler

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOWLER.

The controller would not have to pass upon the route of each man. For instance, suppose the superintendent directed John Smith to run from St. John to Montreal, the' controller would not have-to pass on that before it would be made

John Smith's route, hut if there was a complaint the controller would be brought in.

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LIB

William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

I fancy he would have to pass on that because a railway mail clerk running from St. John to Montreal would be operating in other inspectors' districts, and that circumstance would have to be considered. Does the committee desire me to read the names of the clerks.

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January 24, 1905