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Reinstated Workers (Discharge)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6th March 1947.

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Photo of Mr Joseph Alpass Mr Joseph Alpass , Thornbury 12:00 am, 6th March 1947

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the Bristol Aeroplane Company have discharged reinstated employees to avoid paying the guaranteed 34-hour week wages and offer to restart them when the fuel crisis is over; and whether, as the company's engine division is affected, not by the shortage of fuel but of materials from sub-contract firms, and, in view of the obligation to ex-Servicemen under the Reinstatement Act which should guarantee continual employment, he will take steps in the matter to protect the men concerned.