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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Civil service tradesmen hammer out contract CALGARY Civil' service tradesmen and related service workers have voted in favor of accepting a negotiated settlement on job classification and Walter director of membership services for the Civil Service Association said Friday. About tradesmen and service workers are affected by the agreement which was voted on by he said. Out of 800 returned 659 fovored accepting the 135 opposed it and several ballots were spoiled. The agreement settles a INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES LTD Established Lowar Floor 517 4th Ava.TS. 327-1541 long dispute over re- classification of provincial government tradesmen and related service workers which this fall erupted in informa- tion pickets and work stopages by CSA tradesmen. COME OUT AHEAD conditions we manag- ed to hammer out are a sub- stantial improvement over six months he said. feel the tradesmen have come out ahead of the CSA president Bill Broad said the agreement up all matters regarding the employment of tradesmen and the use of non-tradesmen do- ing the work of certified are going to be call- ed plumbers and not called maintenance Mr. Sawadsky said the return to original classifications has resulted in salary increases for all The former link between government and private in- dustry tradesmens' wages had been replaced by a 90 to 98 per cent of outside for govern- ment he said. CURRIE'S FINE FOODS EATS Fresh Produce OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK a.m. to p.m. 15169thAve.S. BETWEEN THE TWO HOSPITALS Please Notel We will be closed and Dec. 26 and 26. DIAL V-OLVO SHORT STOP AUTO. LTD. _ Cor. 6th Ave. ind 6th St. S. Phom 328-6586 large number of govern- ment workers are better off because they are now almost at parity with outside trades. Other workers will be at 90 per cent of oustide trades but they have the benefits of government job security and good working OTHER POINTS The government offer to the CSA aslo included agreements to contracting out work while government employees are available to perform the required up an apprenticeship scheme and abide by the tradesmen qualification as of Jan. 300 to 400 tradesmen as civil service permanent employees rather than as wage employees. are no more wage Mr. Sawadsky said. are only two kinds of employees and purely casual workers and once job audits are complete all employees will be classified as perma- nent Long-term feed grain plan urged EDMONTON John chairman of the Alberta Grain urged yesterday that a long- term feed grains policy be put into effect immediately. Mr in a news said a new policy should ensure access to Alberta grain for all areas of Canada and that the Canadian Wheat Board must reserve an adequate supply of feed grains for the Canadian livestock in- dustry. Rail shipping rates for grain and red meats going east should be this can be accomplished by lowering the rate on meat to the same level charged for he said. An equalization payment from the federal government to the coarse-grain producer to ensure he is not subsidizing the Canadian livestock in- dustry was also needed. Mr. Channon suggested the wheat board should cut the 25- cents-a-bushel handling and storage levy on livestock feeders purchasing grain from country elevators. The actual cost involved is about seven cents a he added HEAVY OIL SPENDING PITTSBURGH Continental Oil Co says it will spend a record million next year to develop new energy sources. parent firm of the second largest coal producer in the US.. Consolidated Coal Co. said the expenditure is up more than 50 per cent from its 1973 spending of about million IMPORTANT NOTICE Gottaae Owners 4. Owners of dwellings used for holiday or recreational purposes You may be eligible for an ASSESSMENT and TAX REDUCTION When your dwelling was used exclusively for holiday or recreational purposes in the previous and if your dwelling was not occupied by you or members of your family for more than 120 days during the same and if you did not receive revenue by way of rental for the use of the dwelling during the same and if you complete and file a certificate as to these matters not later than December 31 in the previous year. To obtain this reduction YOU MUST FILE YOUR CERTIFICATE BY DECEMBER 1973 at your own municipal office where you remit your taxes. MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS Ottawa seeks embassy OTTAWA The gov- ernment will seek approval from Saudi Arabia to set up an embassy in the oil-rich the external affairs department announced Friday. It would be the first Cana- dian embassy established in an Arab oil state. The department said in- stallation of the embassy would be an expression of a policy of strengthening Cana- dian representation in the Middle East and a move to ex- tend contacts with oil- producing countries. The government is consid- ering establishment of em- bassies in other Middle East countries and other parts of the the department said. Canadian relations with Saudi normal- ly ships about 40 per cent of all Middle East oil arriving in have until now been handled by the embassy in Lebanon. Relations with another oil are also handled from Lebanon. The move toward estab- lishment of the embassy in Saudi Arabia follows a week of confusion about the Saudi government's position on ex- porting oil to Canada. External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp has said the Saudi government insists Canada is not under the em- bargo that Saudi Arabia has imposed on oil sales to the United States and other countries. But the Arab American Oil the country's supplying has told Canadian com- panies that Canada is embar- goed. Mail stolen EDMONTON of- fice officials today are trying to salvage 200 Christmas parcels which they said had been opened after being stolen. The parcels were for delivery to a south-side dis- trict of the city and were found opened Thursday in an east-end home during a police investigation Fledgling farmer being held back OTTAWA Young people interested in fanning are being held back by govern- ment policies which demand they invest more capital than they can says a report by the Senate's agriculture sub-committee. The after weeks of studying the problem of marginal and abandoned farms in Eastern has recommended that the provin- cial and federal governments revise farm credit programs by reducing drastically the amount of capital or security a fledgling farmer must put up to get a farming loan. The increased Interest of young people in farming is be- ing frustrated by the educationists and parents who a negative attitude to- ward farming as a Agriculture Comrrittee Chair- man Hazen Argue told the Senate young person whc emerges from this with a posi- tive attitude is further frus- trated by the excessively higfc demands of the government credit agencies for equity The sub-committee also rec- ommended that part-time farmers be included in UK federal government's small farm development loar program. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH CertiliM Dantal Mechanic Capilol Furniture Bldg. 328-7684 Sweaters OiMFri.ASil.-llll9p.iii. nun's SHOP Pk 345-4618 feet high Cars in Toronto area parking lots look like toys in this view from the CN now more than feet tall. Once the tower will be the world's tallest free-standing structure at more than feet. NOTICE The Public is invited to meet with the City Council to discuss matters pertaining to Civic Affairs. Any person interested in making statements to or asking questions of Council may appear at a Public Meeting to be held in the Council Chamber on January at p.m. John Gerla City Clerk YULETIDE SEASON'S GREET- INGS TO ONE AND ALL AT THIS JOYOUfe TIME. HERE'S HOPING SANTA IS GENEROUS WITH AND YOURS WE WISH YOU THE VERY BEST' Jack Stokes and Staff STOKES DRUG STORE 314 5th St. South Phone 327-2487. 327-2427 DOWNTOWN LETHBRIDGE MERCHANTS' SHOPPERS' DOWNTOWN ENTER 10 BIG All Entriat ara allgltta lor tha Grind Prlu Draw to ba Dae. 24th ba- tween 2 and 3 p.m. on CJOC TV 7. 50 BIG PRIZESI 5 Prizes Every Weekl Lmt Wlnrwrc A. Lalhbrldga A. M. Munroa. Lathbrldga Larry Lathbrldga A. Lathbrldga Tina R. M. Frama. Lathbrldga Wally SclMnk. Lathbrldga Diana lathbrldga GRAND Ail Expense Paid Trip for Two To Beautiful IN SPENDING MONEY Trip may be arranged to suit your ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE FOLLOWING PARTICIPATING MERCHANTSI ;