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asked the Minister of Labour the average monthly rate of absenteeism among the workers of the National Dock Labour Corporation during the past two years.
I regret that monthly figures of absenteeism among dock workers in ports covered by the National Dock Labour Corporation could not be made available without a disproportionate amount of labour; but the following figures show, in respect of each quarter of the past two years, the percentage of men who have been "unaccounted for" at the daily calls. Included in this figure are:
Percentage of men "Unaccounted for."
|31st December, 1943||5·3|
|31st March, 1944||4·0|
|30th June, 1944||3·9|
|30th September, 1944||5·0|
|31st December, 1944||4·9|
|31st March, 1945||5·2|
|30th June, 1945||3·1|
|30th September, 1945||3·6|