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Dockworkers' Wages

Volume 416: debated on Thursday 12 April 1945

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asked the Minister of Labour if he is now able to report the result of negotiations in respect of the dockers' demands.

Since my statement of Tuesday last the National Dock Delegate Conference of the unions concerned has decided to recommend for acceptance the pieceworkers' formula and the other arrangements tentatively agreed on the negotiating committee of the National Joint Council for the Port Transport Industry. The committee of investigation has also now been appointed and is sitting at this moment. I would therefore ask to be excused from making any fuller statement today.