Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
July THE LETHBRIPQE HERALD 9 Street sweepers earn SAN FRANCISCO even a housewife are among thousands clamoring for coveted the streets and gutters of San Fran- cisco for a year. guys are going to be making almost as much as said Bernard general manager of the civil service commission which has 750 inquiries and applications a no openings. The city's 230 street sweepers already earn annually. Next June they will earn because a provision in the city charter ties their salaries to those of construction and industry in the area. A police patrolman makes a year after four years ex- perience. not such a bad said one John a 200- pound college student who has studied criminology and physical education. couldn't come out of college and find a job that pays that Paula a housewife and mother of said she is applying because good am perfectly qualified for that job. As a I've got plenty of experience behind a she said. The provision in the city charter has created a furor here over recently enacted pay raises. Mayor Joseph Alioto says it creates an and the city attorney has been asked for a legal opinion. An applicant must pass a civil service and a physical fitness test that requires lifting-a 140-pound sack over his or her shoulders. Cyprus crisis principals unlikely to gain much Railway job plan offered OTTAWA A proposal that would protect the jobs of non-operating railway workers with eight years experience alter- pay them 80 per cent of their normal basic was submitted to arbitration Monday by the country's two major railways. Jack vice- president for industrial relations of CP sub- mitted the plan on behalf of his own company and Cana- dian National Railways to Mr. Justice Emmett retired Supreme Court of Canada judge appointed arbitrator after Parliament ended the 1973 national rail strike. The described as supplementary to existing job- security involves a breakdown of the barriers separating various job classi- fications. Mr. Anderson a railway worker with 10 years seniority now may be laid off even though a newly-hired doing similar in a different work unit and often as a member of a different retains his job. The railways' proposal would move the senior worker into the other work even if it involved a transfer into a different and bump the most junior employee wherever he works in the non- operating section of the railwav i'he senior moved into a new would not be reduced to the status of a new- but would take his seniority with him. It remains to be seen how the unions react to the proposal. Union negotiators were present during the presentation of the manage- ment but did not in- dicate their feelings. They will probably present their views today. Job security and the size of freight train crews were ma- jor stumbling blocks to agree- ment during the rail strike None of the principals in- volved in the Cyprus catast- rophe seems to have much to gain in the long and tedious negotiations scheduled to start soon in Switzerland. As some commentators are already pointing only the Soviet Union may profit from the turmoil and bloodshed that has rocked the strategic Medi- terranean sending Shockwaves through the Atlantic alliance and beyond. Aside from the pain and suf- fering of the Cypriot pop- the ill-starred adven- ture has apparently left both the Greek and Turkish governments given NATO its most spectular rift in its 25-year history and quite possibly put an end to the careers of Archbishop Makarios and his unlikely former guerrilla leader Nicos Sampson. The most devastating long- term is the revival of traditional hostilities between the Greek- Cypriot majority and the Turkish-Cypriot minority. Any peace plan must have as its main observers a package aimed at restoring the relative calm between the two commu- nities in the recent years lead- ing up to the July 15 coup against Makarios. Another side-effect is the damage to the British-United States which un- til Cyprus has flourished un- der the relatively new and certainly pro-American British Labor government. British observers and com- mentators are unanimously outspoken in their criticism of the Americans for not putting greater pressure on the Greek military regime in Athens to back down before it was too late. Their failure to offer any official criticism of Greece's thinly-vieled orchestration of the coup through Greek of- ficers serving in Cyprus lent support to reports from Washington that they were preparing to recognize the Sampson regime. This served not only to em- bolden the British commentators but to force the hand of the Turkish government. The theory was that while the Americans held the British and NATO leaders were not much more Turks saw the new Cyprus regime tighten its hold while almost certainly aiming the island toward un- ion with to the despair of the Turkish minority. The situation still is too un- settled to permit thorough but many com- mentators agree that the Greek regime lost face and now may soon be threatened by a challenge from even more staunchly right-wing elements in Athens. On the Turkish the An- kara government may well come under heavy criticism at home for having failed to put enough available might into the invasion operation to realize its major objectives. It should have been observers and sufficient- ly effective to head off civil war between the Greek-and but it failed on both counts. There's more to saving money than just putting it away. And it's called getting the best interest possible. You'll find the best savers put their money where it works hardest. 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