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Salary Regrading - 1947
 
The regrading of the non-manual, permanent staff
to a new system framed by the National Council for Local Authoroties
 
Staff
 
Salary
 
 
Grade
 
Position
Abbiss, L C APT VI 625 Branch Manager (2nd Class)
Abel, M I (Miss) Clerical Division 289 Cashier, etc
Addis, C P Higher Clerical Division 420 Senior Cashier, etc
Ager, J E General Division 220 Clerk
Allen, E R APT VI 625 Branch Manager (2nd Class)
Andrews, D L (Miss) Clerical Division 289 Cashier, etc
Attwood, J C (Miss) General Division 265 Clerk
Baddeley, M M (Miss) Clerical Division 313 Cashier, etc
Baker, W C Higher Clerical Division 435 Senior Cashier, etc
Barber, I J (Miss) Clerical Division 301 Cashier, etc
Barnsley, N R APT IV 460 Relief Branch Manager
Barton, M G M (Miss) Clerical Division 289 Cashier, etc
Bateman, O L (Miss) Clerical Division 313 Cashier, etc
Batstone, F C Higher Clercal 405 Senior Cashier, etc
Batstone, F C Higher Clerical Division 420 Senior Cashier, etc
Bayliss, H J T APT VI 625 Branch Manager (2nd Class)
Bennett, S E Ex-Grade 775 Inspector
Birch, E M (Miss) General Division 265 Clerk
Boden, G L Higher Clercal 405 Senior Cashier, etc
Boden, G L Higher Clerical Division 420 Senior Cashier, etc
Boucher, E A (Miss) General Division 265 Clerk
Bower, A H APT IV 460 Relief Branch Manager
Briggs, C Clerical Division 355 Cashier, etc
Brown, A C (Miss) Higher Clerical Division 341 Senior Cashier, etc
Brown, J C W APT VI 580 Branch Manager (2nd Class)
Brown, R M (Miss) APT 3 430 Welfare Officer
Brown, W APT V 500 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Bullock, E (Miss) APT V 500 Branch Manager
Burt, B M (Miss) General Division 130 Clerk
Burton, A E (Miss) Clerical Division 289 Cashier, etc
Buxton, W APT VII 625 Branch Manager (1st Class)
Calver, H Clerical Division 355 Cashier, etc
Camwell, W A APT V 500 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Carver, D M (Miss) Higher Clerical Division 365 Senior Cashier, etc
Carver, H Ex-Grade 1,750 General Manager
Chapman, J E Ex-Grade 775 Inspector
Cherry, E G (Mrs) General Division 265 Clerk
Clamp,R B Ex-Grade 775 Publicity Officer
Clarke, M J (Miss) General Division 130 Clerk
Clemons, A General Division 205 Clerk
Condon, P J APT V 500 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Coney, C B APT VI 580 Branch Manager (2nd Class)
Cooper, B Higher Clerical Division 420 Senior Cashier, etc
Cope, E J APT VI 625 Branch Manager (2nd Class)
Corles, H G APT V 500 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Cother, R E (Miss) Higher Clerical Division 353 Senior Cashier, etc
Cottrell, P M (Miss) Clerical Division 313 Cashier, etc
Cowley, I K (Miss) Clerical Division 313 Cashier, etc
Crowley, D Clerical Division 355 Cashier, etc
Davies, C W (Miss) Clerical Division 289 Cashier, etc
Davis, H B APT VII 675 Branch Manager (1st Class)
Dee, D E (Miss) Clerical Division 313 Cashier, etc
Dempster, J Clerical Division 385 Cashier, etc
Devereux ,E E (Miss) General Division 190 Clerk
Dexter, D O General Division 250 Clerk
Dobson, L F APT V 500 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Duff, J A APT VI 625 Branch Manager (2nd Class)
Dyson, M L (Miss) General Division 265 Clerk
Earp, R H APT VII 675 Branch Manager (1st Class)
Edleston, M Clerical Division 355 Cashier, etc
Edwards, G T APT V 535 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Edwards, J L E APT V 500 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Ellison, F Ex-Grade 1,500 Assistant General Manager
Endall, B R Clerical Division 385 Cashier, etc
Evans, L F Clerical Division 355 Cashier, etc
Fellows, W A (Miss) Clerical Division 313 Cashier, etc
Fisher, C J (Miss) General Division 140 Clerk
FitzPatrick, F APT VII 675 Branch Manager (1st Class)
Forman, H E M APT V 500 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Freeman, E C (Miss) General Division 265 Clerk
Fryman, R J General Division 250 Clerk
Giddings, A H F Higher Clercal 405 Senior Cashier, etc
Giddings, A H F Higher Clerical Division 420 Senior Cashier, etc
Goddard, N C Clerical Division 385 Cashier, etc
Goodall, M C (Miss) General Division 265 Clerk
Goodman, R D (Miss) General Division 265 Clerk
Gray, W G T Higher Clercal 405 Senior Cashier, etc
Gray, W G T Higher Clerical Division 420 Senior Cashier, etc
Greenwood, E M (Miss) Clerical Division 313 Cashier, etc
Gregg, J L General Division 275 Clerk
Gregory, D I (Miss) APT V 500 Branch Manager
Guest, A T APT VII 675 Branch Manager (1st Class)
Gunn, M O (Miss) General Division 265 Clerk
Guy, S A APT VII 675 Branch Manager (1st Class)
Hancock, E D (Miss) General Division 265 Clerk
Hannah, W L APT VI 625 Branch Manager (2nd Class)
Hannan, E W Clerical Division 355 Cashier, etc
Harper, C E APT VI 625 Branch Manager (2nd Class)
Hastie, J APT VI 625 Branch Manager (2nd Class)
Hastings, I V (Miss) Higher Clerical Division 353 Senior Cashier, etc
Hayward, B P APT V 500 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Hearne, F W APT V 500 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Herrick, A M (Miss) General Division 265 Clerk
Hidson, G Clerical Division 385 Cashier, etc
Hilton, P I M (Miss) Clerical Division 313 Cashier, etc
Hine, N E (Miss) General Division 130 Clerk
Hoccom, J W General Division 205 Clerk
Hockridge, E M (Miss) General Division 265 Clerk
Hodgkins, A M APT VII 675 Branch Manager (1st Class)
Holmes, J APT V 500 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Hood, F Clerical Division 385 Cashier, etc
Hopkins, A W General Division 250 Clerk
Howlett, E A APT V 535 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Huggins, H APT VI 625 Branch Manager (2nd Class)
Hughes, R J General Division 250 Clerk
Hughes, W H Clerical Division 355 Cashier, etc
Humphries, G H APT VI 625 Branch Manager (2nd Class)
Hurdman, L H APT VII 675 Branch Manager (1st Class)
Ingall, D A (Miss) General Division 265 Clerk
Instone, L A APT V 500 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
James, G G General Division 250 Clerk
James, W APT VII 675 Branch Manager (1st Class)
Jenkins, N F (Miss) Higher Clerical Division 341 Senior Cashier, etc
Jennings, E R APT V 535 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Jex, F M (Miss) General Division 265 Clerk
Johnson, C (Miss) Clerical Division 313 Cashier, etc
Jones, E (Miss) Higher Clerical Division 341 Senior Cashier, etc
Jones, S F APT VI 625 Branch Manager (2nd Class)
Keith, J M St C (Miss) General Division 150 Clerk
Lambeth, A F Ex-Grade 775 Safe Deposit Custodian
Lane, P B (Miss) General Division 110 Clerk
Leighton, D (Miss) Clerical Division 313 Cashier, etc
Levy, F B A Clerical Division 355 Cashier, etc
Lewis, L F (Miss) APT 3 430 Acting Secretary
Ling, A N APT VII 675 Branch Manager (1st Class)
Lomas, A (Miss) Clerical Division 313 Cashier, etc
Mallett, T H Clerical Division 355 Cashier, etc
Manners, J APT VI 625 Branch Manager (2nd Class)
Martin, H E APT VII 625 Branch Manager (1st Class)
Massey, C H APT VI 625 Branch Manager (2nd Class)
McLean, M H (Miss) Higher Clerical Division 365 Senior Cashier, etc
Meggs, F (Miss) Clerical Division 313 Cashier, etc
Morgan, A APT V 500 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Morrison, E M (Miss) APT 3 500 GM's Confidential Clerk
Neale, M W (Miss) Higher Clerical Division 353 Senior Cashier, etc
Neighbour, E C APT V 535 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Newcombe, N L APT V 500 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Nichols, A E D General Division 250 Clerk
Ockwell, R B  General Division 235 Clerk
Oldaker, O L M Clerical Division 313 Cashier, etc
Oldham, A APT VI 625 Branch Manager (2nd Class)
O'Malley, K F (Miss) Clerical Division 289 Cashier, etc
Owen, E H (Miss) Clerical Division 313 Cashier, etc
Parsonage, F W Ex-Grade 1,190 Controller of Branches
Paterson, M M C (Miss) Clerical Division 313 Cashier, etc
Payne, H G APT V 500 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Percy, E A (Miss) Clerical Division 313 Cashier, etc
Perkins, R General Division 275 Clerk
Phelps, D R Clerical Division 385 Cashier, etc
Piper, R T APT V 500 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Plester, R E APT V 500 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Pogson, N K (Miss) APT V 500 Branch Manager
Pooke, D M (Miss) Clerical Division 313 Cashier, etc
Powell, A M (Miss) Higher Clerical Division 341 Senior Cashier, etc
Price, E APT VII 675 Branch Manager (1st Class)
Raftery, J W Ex-Grade 800 H O Superintendent
Ravenscroft, N W APT V 500 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Rayner, M (Miss) General Division 265 Clerk
Read, A H APT VI 580 Branch Manager (2nd Class)
Ridley, G A APT V 500 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Roberts, R E (Miss) Clerical Division 313 Cashier, etc
Roberts, R G Clerical Division 385 Cashier, etc
Roberts, R W R General Division 250 Clerk
Robottom,W K APT VII 675 Branch Manager (1st Class)
Rowe, R W G APT IV 460 Relief Branch Manager
Russ, C Clerical Division 385 Cashier, etc
Russell, J (Miss) General Division 205 Clerk
Seal, J M (Miss) General Division 110 Clerk
Searle, G M (Miss) Clerical Division 313 Cashier, etc
Selwyn, C APT V 535 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Shaw, E M General Division 235 Clerk
Shaw, H E APT V 500 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Skinner, J M (Miss) Clerical Division 313 Cashier, etc
Smallwood, L E APT VII 675 Branch Manager (1st Class)
Smith, J A APT V 500 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Smith, J W General Division 235 Clerk
Smith, M E (Miss) Clerical Division 289 Cashier, etc
Spencer, E B APT V 500 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Spencer, V M (Miss) Clerical Division 289 Cashier, etc
Spilsbury, E M (Miss) General Division 205 Clerk
Stanton, W H APT IV 460 Relief Branch Manager
Stenson, E (Miss) General Division 205 Clerk
Stringer, S C General Division 250 Clerk
Sutherland, H J Ex-Grade 750 Inspector
Tafft, R H APT VII 675 Branch Manager (1st Class)
Taylor, A S Ex-Grade 1,190 Assistant General Manager (HP)
Taylor, L R (Miss) Clerical Division 313 Cashier, etc
Taylor, W J General Division 220 Clerk
Thomas, G W APT V 500 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Thompson, F M APT IV 460 Relief Branch Manager
Timbrell, H Miss) General Division 265 Clerk
Tompkins, M E (Miss) Clerical Division 313 Cashier, etc
Tooby, W J R APT VI 625 Branch Manager (2nd Class)
Towers, A S Clerical Division 385 Cashier, etc
Turner, H A APT IV 460 Relief Branch Manager
Tyzzer, W H (Miss) Clerical Division 313 Cashier, etc
Wall, F M (Miss) Clerical Division 313 Cashier, etc
Waller, J M (Miss) Clerical Division 289 Cashier, etc
Warren, H (Miss) Clerical Division 289 Cashier, etc
Watson, H V General Division 275 Clerk
Wheelock, H Clerical Division 385 Cashier, etc
Whetnall, D C APT V 500 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Whitehead, H E Clerical Division 355 Cashier, etc
Whitehouse, A L (Miss) General Division 130 Clerk
Whitehouse, F H Ex-Grade 750 Inspector
Whittaker, K N General Division 275 Clerk
Wilcox, R N General Division 250 Clerk
Wilkins, H K D (Miss) Higher Clerical Division 353 Senior Cashier, etc
Williams, F A  APT IV 460 Relief Branch Manager
Williams, F R General Division 250 Clerk
Williams, H APT V 500 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Williamson, A M (Miss) General Division 90 Clerk
Willingham, K R APT IV 460 Relief Branch Manager
Wilner, T A E APT V 500 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Wilson, S C General Division 275 Clerk
Winfield, N M (Mrs) Higher Clerical Division 341 Senior Cashier, etc
Wittle, L E (Miss) General Division 265 Clerk
Woodcock, D W S Ex-Grade 775 Clearing Dept Manager
Woollons, E A (Miss) General Division 265 Clerk
Wright, L A APT V 535 Branch Manager (3rd Class)
Yardley, N G Ex-Grade 1,020 Accountant
Yarnold, M K (Miss) General Division 130 Clerk

On October 15th 1946, Birmingham City Council adopted a new grading system for its non-manual staff. This new system resulted from the Council adopting the 'Conditions of Service framed by the National Council for Local Authorities' Administrative, Professional, Technical and Clerical Services'.

 

The adoption of the new grading system and its associated salary scales required the Bank Committee to transmute its existing grades and salaries for permanent staff to the national scheme. However, since 1928, the Bank's special conditions of service had been recognised by an additional sum (25) over and above the Corporation salary scales. The Council's Committee with the responsibility for overseeing that the various Corporation departments applied the new grading system correctly (the Salaries, Wages and Labour Committee) were of the opinion that the additional sum of 25 should not be allowed, and that only the new specified grades should apply.

 

The Bank Committee were strongly of opinion that the  special conditions applying to the Bank's conditions of service justified the additional 25 including in their case to the Salaries, Wages and Labour Committee what these special conditions were:

 

1. The Evening hours of business, which, apart from the inconvenience of evening work, mean that many of the staff, owing to the limited time at their disposal, are unable during the afternoon break to go home, and therefore are away from home from early morning until after 9pm.

 

2. Half-hour lunch time, with restrictions on staff leaving the premises. Pressure of business may entail their lunch time being interrupted for service to the public. To give a normal lunch time for the Bank staff, as is the case in other Corporation Departments, would either mean employing additional staff at 64 Branches, who would be redundant at other times, or closing the Bank for lunch time, to the detriment of the public.

 

3. Time of leaving not fixed, but being dependent upon time cash and books balance at each Branch, and the exigencies of business.

 

4. The fact of the staff being disseminated in small units at 64 daily Branches throughout the City and adjoining Areas, complicates the question of holiday reliefs throughout the whole of the normal holiday period, and eliminates choice of holiday dates by the staff, and enforces a strict rota system. Further, normal Saturday morning leave is restricted and has to be taken at alternative times convenient to the Bank, as has also any additional leave which may be granted to Corporation staffs at Bank Holiday times, etc.

 

5. The question is not one of overtime payment, but rather one of compensation for awkwardness of hours and special conditions of service. The additional amount over Corporation scales has been paid for the past 18 years, and entrants to the permanent staff of the Bank have understood in their conditions of service that the rates of salary payable to the staff were higher than the general Corporation scales. The difficulties of recruitment of staff would be made still worse if the extra payment of 25 per annum were discontinued.

 

6. Birmingham is the only Corporation in the United Kingdom empowered by Act of Parliament to operate a Savings Bank and therefore there could be no question of comparison with other Municipalities.

 

7. It will be appreciated that unless these increased rates are maintained, the staff would suffer a reduction in their salaries before transmutation, and would be placed in a disadvantageous position.

 

The Salaries, Wages and Labour Committee were adamant that there should be no diversion from the national scales resulting in protracted correspondence between the respective Chairmen of the Bank's Committee and the Salaries, Wages and Labour Committee. The latter Committee suggested a number of alternatives to retention of the flat 25 award. These proposals were complex, included anomalies, and would have cost the Bank more than the existing system. Eventually, in April 1947, an alternative scheme proposed by the Bank Committee was accepted:

 

(i) That each officer at present in receipt of the plus rate of 25 shall continue to receive such plus rate so long as he remains in his present grade.

 

(ii) On promotion to a higher grade the 25 shall cease to operate as a plus rate, but shall be merged in assessing the incremental stage at which he shall commence in the higher grade, (ie, no officer shall receive a less salary on promotion than he previously received by the operation of the plus rate).

 

(iii) The existing plus rates to be personal to the present recipients, and are not to be applied to new entrants.

 

This new arrangement meant that the plus rate system of 25 was gradually terminated as officers were promoted, but it was the case that it was possible for the Bank Committee to grant accelerated promotion in cases of merit.

 

The details of the new grades were as follows, the 25 addition being included in all the figures:

 

General Division

Formerly Grade A, the staff in this grade were Junior and General Clerks up to 30 years of age. The salary range under the former Grade A ranged from 70 (at age 16) to 275 (at age 30). The replacement General Division paid 75 at age 16, up to 325 at age 30. Both the former and new scales incorporated Annual Increments ranging from 15 to 30 depending on age.

 

Clerical Division (formerly Grade B)

 

Cashiers, Ledger Clerks, Machine Operators, and Typists (2nd Class)

Salary Range transmuted from 275 - 325 to 340 - 385

 

Higher Clerical Division (formerly Grade C)

 

Senior Cashiers, Machine Operators, and Typists (1st Class)

Salary Range transmuted from 340 - 385 to 405 - 450

 

Administrative, Professional and Technical Division - Grade IV (APT IV)

 

Salary Range transmuted from 340 - 385 to 445 - 490

 

This grade was used to transmute 8 Relief Branch Managers from the former Grade C. Officers in this grade provided relief for Branch Managers during the holiday period (which extended from April to November each year), and had in the past been paid an allowance while they so acted. This allowance was usually related to the difference between the relief officer's salary and 400, this being the minimum of the grade for Branch Managers (3rd Class). This allowance, however, had been granted as a wartime measure and only been continued after the war to overcome the difficulty while managers had been returning from the Forces. In support of the case for putting Relief Branch Managers on Grade APT IV, the General Manager reported to the Bank Committee that 'Relief Officers are qualified men with long service, and would be suffering hardship if, now that the managerial allowance is to be discontinued, they acted as Branch Managers for part of the year and received 85 less than a Branch Manager. A further point is that promotion to the Branch Manager grade is very slow'.

 

Administrative, Professional and Technical Division - Grade V (APT V)

 

Branch Managers (3rd Class); 2nd Assistants in House Purchase and Accounts Departments.

Salary Range transmuted from 400 - 450 to 485 - 535

 

Administrative, Professional and Technical Division - Grade VI (APT VI)

 

Branch Managers (2nd Class)

Salary Range transmuted from 465 - 510 to 560 - 625

 

Administrative, Professional and Technical Division - Grade VII (APT VII)

 

Branch Managers (1st Class); 1st Assistant in House Purchase Dept

Salary Range transmuted from 525 - 575 to 600 - 675

 

The above grades encompassed 206 members of the Bank's 222 permanent non-manual staff. The remaining 16 (13 male and 3 female) staff were designated as Ex-Grade. The three female staff were Miss R M Brown (Welfare Officer); Miss L F Lewis (General Manager's Secretary); and Miss E M Morrison (General Manager's Confidential Clerk). All three were allocated to Grade APT III.

 

The 13 males remained designated as Ex-Grade, with the following salaries from April 1st 1947::

 

S E Bennett (Inspector): 775

J E Chapman (Inspector): 775

H J Sutherland (Inspector): 750

F H Whitehouse (Inspector): 750

D W S Woodcock (Clearing Dept Manager): 775

A F Lambeth (Safe Deposit Custodian): 775

R B Clamp (Publicity Officer): 775

J W Raftery (Head Office Branch Superintendent): 800

N G Yardley (Accountant): 1,020

A S Taylor (Assistant General Manager, House Purchase Dept Superintendent): 1,190

F W Parsonage (Controller of Branches): 1,190

F Ellison (Deputy General Manager): 1,500

H Carver (General Manager): 1,750

 

All the above salary figures (except those paid to the General Manager and his Deputy, who did not qualify for the bonus) exclude a bonus paid under the Corporation's War Bonus Scheme.

 

The new national scheme did not apply to the 52 temporary staff employed by the Bank.

 

The 222 permanent, non-manual staff were regraded as listed, together with their annual salaries with effect from April 1st 1947.

 

 

 

 

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