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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 26 - THE tETHBRIDGE HERAID - Thursdny, Februory 22, 1973 Wildcat strikes held South African blacks seek higher wages DURBAN (AP) - Blacks in South Africa lack the hacking of formal unions, but descendants of the once-mighty Zulu warriors are beginning to influence the course of labor relations. Within the last month 100,000 men and women-most of them Zulus-have been involved in illegal work stoppages affecting public services and more than 100 private concerns. The month of wildcat strikes and other labor unrest in the Durban area ranks as one of the most successful industrial actions in the country's history, but blacks still ea rn far less than whites. The disciplined Zulus drove home to employers that they must do something about wages. Government figures show that in September, the latest reporting month, whites made more than three times the average wage of blacks in the six major employment areas-mining, manufacturing, construction, electricity, transportation and communications. The key to ending the walk- outs was an ultimatum to 16,000 striking municipal workers: They had to return to work by Feb. 9 or face dismissal. They got a 15-per-cent pay increase. Many private companies settled on much the same formula, but some discharged their entire work forces and weeded out militants by selective rehiring. Money was the crux of the strike. Many blacks earn less than the unofficial but widely recognized "poverty datum line," $111.36 a month for a black family of five. This is in the ?X the gap between black and white pay would continue to widen in the next decade and probably forever in the absence of black unions. He warned employers and the government that strikes by black workers would continue this year unless dramatic action was taken to allow Africans to negotiate with employers on a fair basis. Eastern provinces receive more funds than the west By PAUL JACKSON herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA - The federal government's two major capital spending departments-public works and transport-will pump more money into the individual provinces of Ontario and Quebec in the coming year than into the entire four Western and two Northern territories combined. In fact, according to the Lib-e r a 1 government's 1973-74 spending estimates tabled in the Commons Monday, the public works department itself will spend more money in the city cf Ottawa alone than in the combined West and North. The estimates, revealed by Treasury Board President C. M. Drury, show that in new capital projects and maintenance of public buildings the public works department will spend a total of $73 million in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. In Ontario-excluding Ottawa-it will spend more than $108 million. In Ottawa alone it plans to spend $97 million, making a total of $206 million in Ontario. In Quebec public works will spend $79 million. A breakdown of public works spending in the West and North shows some $23 million going to Alberta and the Northwest Territories, $19 million to British Columbia, $16 million to Manitoba, close to $8 million to Saskatchewan, and nearly $8 million to the Yukon. Transport Minister Jean Marchand's department will spend more than $117 million in Ontario in the coming year and, more than $116 million in Quebec. The four Western provinces and the two Northern territories combined will get a total of $46 million in federal 'transport department spending. A breakdown of transport spending by province shows British Columbia getting $28% | million; Alberta, $10 Vz million; Manitoba, $3 million; Saskatchewan, $2 million; and the Yukon and Northwest Territories combined get just under $2 million. Secretary of State Hugh Faulkner's department, incidentally, will spend more on bilingualism promotion and development than either the public works or transport departments will spend in the West and North. The estimated 1973-74 bill for bilingualism will top $101 million-more than double the $46 million the transport department will spend in the West and North, and some 25 per cent more than the public works department's earmarked $73 million for the four Western provinces and two Northern territories. The total public works spending budget for all of Canada, coast-to-coast is $386 million. Total transport department budget is $325 million. The public works department will spend some $9 million in Nova Scotia; $9 million in New Brunswick, just under $7 million in Newfoundland, and $1 million in Prince Edward Island. Total transport department expenditures in the four Atlantic provinces will come to just under $28 million. In the Atlantic region, New Brunswick comes off best with $14 million in expenditures. Next is Newfoundland with $6 million, followed by both Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island with slightly more than $1 million each. A breakdown of projects in the above $250,000-range shows 10 going to British Columbia, eight to Alberta and the Northwest Territories, four to Manitoba and four to the Yukon, and three to Saskatchewan. Nothing left A two-passenger helicopter was totally destroyed when it crashed into a hangar at the Calgary International Airport. No one was injured. Damage to the hangar was minimal. I ST. 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