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1987 - New Grading Structure for Managerial Staff

2nd June 1987. Change in the production system of management. The titles of Foremen, Inspectors and Chargemen of Trades were abolished; they became Professional Technical Officers (PTO’s). Foremen of Trades became PTO.II, Inspector’s PTO.III, and Chargemen, PTO IV.

All Foremen were previously known by their trades except shipwright foremen who were entitled Foremen of the Yard; a title they jealously clung to until 1993 when they fell into line with the PTO list. (see 1822)