Oral Answers to Questions — Works Dispute (Walthamstow).

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 9th December 1919.

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Photo of Mr James Wignall Mr James Wignall , Forest of Dean

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asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been drawn to the dispute in progress at the works of Messrs. Short and Mason, scientific instrument manufacturers, Waltham-stow; whether he is aware that the firm refused to negotiate with the Amalgamated Instrument Makers' Society; that they have discharged some members of the union who had been in the service of the firm for many years; that the main body of the employés have now been on strike for ten weeks; and whether he can take any action to secure a settlement of this dispute?