Port of London (Electricians).

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort. – in the House of Commons on 18th June 1942.

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Photo of Mr David Adams Mr David Adams , Consett

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that employers in the Port of London refuse to pay electrical trades union workers, transferred by them out of the port, the rates of pay they received in London or the rates in the district to which they are transferred, whichever may be the higher; and whether, as the provision of electrical machinery and fittings for both naval and mercantile vessels has become increasingly urgent, he will, if required, take additional powers to end the dead lock prevailing?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

No case has been brought to my notice in which employers in the Port of London are transferring electricians out of the Port otherwise than in accordance with the Port rules. My hon. Friend may, however, be referring to transfers made by my Department in accordance with legal powers.