Oral Answers to Questions — Telegraph Operators (Overtime).

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 30th July 1935.

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Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow


asked the Postmaster-General what amount of overtime has been worked by the telegraph operators since the introduction of the sixpenny telegram; whether superannuated operators have been recalled to deal with the increased traffic; and whether consideration was given to the effect on the existing staff prior to the introduction of this new telegram rate in view of the extra work involved?