Jute Mills, Dundee (Holidays).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 27th July 1927.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Johnston Mr Thomas Johnston , Dundee


asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the workers engaged in two jute mills in Dundee ceased work on 22nd July, to resume on 2nd August; that these workers having drawn insurance benefit within the previous six weeks the Continuity Rule, U.I.L. 10, applied; and why these workers were asked to attend at the local Employment Exchange on Tuesday, 26th July, to sign the register, seeing that they were not entitled to any benefit during the period 23rd July to 30th July, these being the recognised customary holidays?