Reinstated Workers (Wage Arrears).

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort. – in the House of Commons on 22nd January 1942.

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Mr. McNeil:

asked the Minister of Labour whether since a woman, whose name has been privately supplied to him, who was wrongfully dismissed and subsequently reinstated under the Essential Work Order has now had to institute a civil action to recover lost wages, he will now seek to amend the Order so that in such circumstances arrears of wages will be automatically repaid?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

Yes, Sir. After discussion with the Joint Consultative Committee of the British Employers' Confederation and the Trades Union Congress General Council, I have decided to amend the Order to provide that in such cases the worker will be entitled, subject to the usual conditions, to the guaranteed wage for the period between dismissal and re-instatement.