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Wages, Inverkeithing (Messrs Ward)

Volume 161: debated on Wednesday 14 March 1923

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Admiralty whether his attention has been called to the rate of wages being paid by Messrs. Ward, ship-breaking contractors, at Inverkeithing Bay; whether he is aware that the rate paid is lower than the rate ruling in the district; and will be bring pressure to bear upon this firm to pay trade union rates of wages in Government contract work?

A complaint has been received from the Workers' Union (Limekilns branch) that Messrs. Ward are not paying their workmen the recognised rate at Inverkeithing, and the matter is being investigated.