Wages.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office. – in the House of Commons on 26th July 1934.

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Photo of Mr William Stewart Mr William Stewart , Belfast South

40.

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is reconsidering the scale of wages paid to lower grade postal workers; what possibilities exist for increasing the pay of postmen and when he expects to be in a position to announce the results of his further negotiations on the matter with the Postal Workers' Union?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bennett Mr Ernest Bennett , Cardiff Central

My right hon Friend has agreed that discussions shall take place with representatives of the staff, and arrangements for these discussions are now being made.

Photo of Mr William Stewart Mr William Stewart , Belfast South

Do we understand that these discussions will include postmen and lower-paid postal workers?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bennett Mr Ernest Bennett , Cardiff Central

I am afraid I cannot add anything to the answer that I have given.