Workers Wages.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office. – in the House of Commons on 22nd May 1940.

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Photo of Mr Daniel Lipson Mr Daniel Lipson , Cheltenham

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is now in a position to state if wage increases have been awarded to the poorer-paid postal workers to meet the increase in the cost of living?

Mr. Morrison:

A war bonus to meet the rise in the cost of living is being granted to the lower paid grades of civil servants, including postal workers, with effect as from the 1st February, 1940, in accordance with an agreement recently concluded on the National Whitley Council.

Photo of Mr George Strauss Mr George Strauss , Lambeth North

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the award includes office workers?

Mr. Morrison:

Yes, Sir. I think it covers all grades of civil servants, but if it is a point of detail and the hon. Member will give me notice, I will tell him of the application of the agreement.

Photo of Mr Robert Morrison Mr Robert Morrison , Tottenham North

Will the right hon. Gentleman circulate in the Official Report details of the increases so that we may know what they are?

Mr. Morrison:

Yes, Sir; I will consider that.

Photo of Mr John Wilmot Mr John Wilmot , Lambeth Kennington

Will the Minister consider at some time introducing the necessary legislation to enable him to give some bonus to the lower pensioners of the Post Office?