Post Office (Dispute)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th July 1964.

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Photo of Mr Raymond Gunter Mr Raymond Gunter , Southwark 12:00 am, 13th July 1964

Is the Postmaster-General aware that everything that he has said this afternoon reveals his complete ignorance of the generally accepted standards of industrial negotiation? The Union of Post Office Workers agreed to the setting up of the Armitage Committee on the understanding that the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Postmaster-General would agree that what came out of it would be accepted. What did come out of it? It was that negotiations in an atmosphere of good will should continue. For the Postmaster-General to sling at the postal workers the same offer as he made before the Report is completely disgraceful and it is an indication—