February 21, 1961 (24th Parliament, 4th Session)

PC

Mr. White (Government Whip in the Senate)

Progressive Conservative

1. How many non-operating employees were with the Canadian National Railways as of January 1, 1950?
2. Of this number, how many were engaged in a supervisory capacity?
3. How many non-operating employees were with the Canadian National Railways as of January 1, 1960?
4. Of this number, how many were engaged in a supervisory capacity?
Answer by: Hon. Leon Balcer (Minister of
Transport):
The management of the Canadian National Railways advise as follows:
1. Monthly data for 1950 are incomplete, and for this period annual figures have been substituted. Comparable annual data for I960 will not be available for another month but the average for the first 11 months of 1960 will permit a reasonable comparison to be made. The average number of non-operating employees for the year 1950 and for the first 11 months of 1960 were as follows:
Year 1950, 75,114; average, Jan.-Nov. 1960, 67,671.
2. Since many supervisory personnel have jurisdiction over other employee groups as well as the non-operating group, it is not possible to identify separately those who have supervisory jurisdiction only over non-operating employees. The total number of supervisory personnel (union and non-union) on the payroll was as follows:
Year, 1950, 8,669; average, Jan.-Nov. 1960, 9,839.
These figures do not include those supervisory personnel who are not separately identified as such in the Canadian classification of railway employees in accordance with which personnel statistics are maintained. The numbers involved, however, are relatively small and are omitted in each of the three periods covered, thereby providing some measure of consistency to the data to permit comparability.
3. Answered by No. 1.
4. Answered by No. 2.

Topic:   ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NON-OPERATING EMPLOYEES, C.N.R.
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