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The Library World Volume 24 Issue 5

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Article publication date: 1 November 1921



FROM the various newspaper reports, and from circulars we have seen, it is clear that there is a general campaign against salaries in the Kingdom. It was to be expected in cases where substantive salaries were progressive, and full Whitley bonuses were added to them, that reductions were probable in the course of time; but the newspapers have been careful to report reductions, as at New‐castle and Portsmouth, without giving any indication of the increases at which these reductions are aimed. All the public understands is that so many thousands of pounds are to be saved to the ratepayers by the mulcting of the officials, and straightway authoities who did not increase their salaries in relation to the cost of living are supposing that they also have a sacred duty to cut down salaries. Such reductions are likely to fall with peculiar hardship upon librarians, who were always underpaid, and whose pre‐war salaries would be sheer starvation to‐day,


(1921), "The Library World Volume 24 Issue 5", New Library World, Vol. 24 No. 5, pp. 94-110.




Copyright © 1921, MCB UP Limited

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