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Dock Workers' Wages

Volume 416: debated on Thursday 29 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Labour if, in view of the fact that dock undertakings are about to be nationalised, he will at once assume responsibility for the wage negotiations with the dockers' representatives.

What conceivable interest can the employers of labour take in the wage structure? What is to prevent them from fixing wages at any figure? Does the Minister not think that in the national interest these wage negotiations—

I think the employers are just as anxious to play the game as the workers are.