March 13, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

Charles Gavan Power (Associate Minister of National Defence; Minister of National Defence for Air; Minister of National Defence for Air and Associate Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. POWER:

Basic pay of wireless
mechanics is not raised to $1.50 per day after six months, nor on completion of their course. Throughout their course, covering 18 weeks at a war emergency training programme school and 28 weeks at wireless school, wireless mechanics are classified as A.C. 2, and are paid $1.30 per day. On successful completion of the course, they automatically receive "C" grouping, for which they are paid an extra 25 cents per day "trades pay". On posting to their first unit.after graduation, they are normally reclassified as A.C. 1, and receive an additional 10 cents per day basic pay, bringing basic pay to $1.40 per day and total pay to $1.65 per day.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   R.C.A.F.-WIRELESS MECHANICS
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