This small collection contains bound volumes of typed minutes for the National Maritime Board [U DX387/2-17]. The volumes generally contain alphabetical subject indexes for the separate panels, the minutes of full Board meetings as well as the minutes for meetings of individual panels and joint meetings consisting of two or more panels. The minutes predominantly relate to the working conditions and wages of British seamen, however, there is also some reference to pay and related agreements made in other countries.
Subjects covered in the minutes include issues concerning hours of work; allowances, benefits and bonuses for working in particular conditions such as war zones; overtime payments; wages for qualified seamen and apprentices; qualification certificates; compensation agreements; training courses; leave entitlement; official enquiries and related government legislation.
There is also a report on the economic curve as regards UK shipping (Apr 1925) [U DX387/1].