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Foreign Service Allowances, Malta

Volume 438: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1947

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty why his Department has not yet given a decision on an application made on 21st January last by the Civil Service Clerical Association that a dispute regarding foreign service allowances payable to Maltese staffs should be referred to the Civil Service Arbitration Tribunal; whether he is aware that this protracted delay constitutes a violation of the arbitration agreement reached between the official and staff sides of the Civil Service National Whitley Council; and what steps he proposes to take to avoid any further delay in this matter.

Wizen this claim was mentioned in discussion with representatives of the C.S.C.A. towards the end of April they indicated that they would be prepared to consider a compromise settlement without pressing their request for arbitration. I hope that it will shortly be possible to tell the Association whether or not such an offer can be made and if so to put proposals before them.