Reinstated Workers (Wages)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort – in the House of Commons on 26th November 1942.

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Photo of Mr Lewis Silkin Mr Lewis Silkin , Camberwell Peckham

asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been drawn to the decision of the Court of Appeal on the 19th instant in the case of Docker v. Standard Telephones and Cables, Limited, the effect of which is that workers in scheduled undertakings for the purpose of the Essential Work (General Provisions) Order, who successfully appeal against dismissal and are reinstated in their employment, are not entitled to wages for toe period between the date of their dismissal and that of their reinstatement; that this involves great hardship on workers and tends to render nugatory the right of appeal; and whether he will amend the Order so as to require employers to pay wages during the period in question?