Operators (Pay)

Oral Answers to Questions — Telephone Service – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th January 1951.

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Photo of Sir Charles Taylor Sir Charles Taylor , Eastbourne 12:00 am, 24th January 1951

asked the Postmaster-General how much a girl under 21 years of age is paid during her time of training to become a telephone operator; what allowance is made for board and lodging; and what travel concessions are given.

Photo of Mr Ness Edwards Mr Ness Edwards , Caerphilly

The pay in London is from 49s. 6d. to 75s. 6d. a week, according to age. Civil Service negotiated scales apply to board and lodging and one free travel pass home is allowed.

Photo of Sir Charles Taylor Sir Charles Taylor , Eastbourne

Is any undertaking given by these trainees that they will continue in the service of the Post Office for a reasonable time?

Photo of Mr Ness Edwards Mr Ness Edwards , Caerphilly

If we had an undertaking of that sort we could not enforce it. There is no undertaking.