1. Has the government approved the paying -of cash awards to employees of the Transeona [DOT]cordite plant of Dominion Industries Limited, who make suggestions the adoption of which may result in the reduction of operating expenses?
2. If so, has the government ruled as to what ranks are entitled to receive such awards?
3. If such a ruling has been made, what ranks are so entitled?
4. How is the amount of such cash awards determined?
1. Canadian government approval has not been given to the paying of cash awards to employees in war industries who make suggestions which may result in' lower operating costs, but the Department of Munitions and Supply have approved of a plan to award war savings certificates or victory bonds to such employees.
2. Under the government plan, all employees are eligible for such reward except those whose regular duties fall in the line of creative work such as engineering, processing, tool designing, production planning and supervision. Such ideas for improvement have always been considered part of their regular duties.
3. Answered by No. 2.
4. Suggestions on which labour savings are affected are rewarded as follows:
(a) l/16th of the annual savings on the employee's own job plus 1/12 of the annual savings on other jobs, subject to a maximum award of S750 (purchase value).
(b) Suggestions resulting in improving the quality of production or matters not directly concerned with a productive operation; a direct award, determined by the committee according to its judgment in each individual case, ranging from $5 to 825 in war savings certificates (maturity value).