Cost of living bonus payout to benefit workers

Wednesday, 29th November 1939

Allowances to meet the increased cost of living due to World War II were paid out to thousands of workers in government service, the Admiralty, the Royal Air Force, the War Office and Harbour Board. The increases were as follows: those earning less than $1 a day would draw an allowance of $1 a month; those earning $1-$2 would get $1.50; and those earning more than $2 would get $2.

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