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Dismissed Postmen, Glasgow

Volume 440: debated on Wednesday 23 July 1947

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asked the Postmaster-General the number of temporary postmen dismissed in Glasgow recently on the ground of redundancy; how many men have been subsequently engaged as temporary postmen without previous experience; and the average ages of those dismissed and those subsequently engaged.

Ninety-nine full-time temporary postmen, of average age 52 years, were discharged at Glasgow on grounds of redundancy following the restriction of postal services. No temporary postmen have been engaged since, but 23 ex-Service men eligible by age for establishment have been recruited for permanent posts arising from wastage and not to displace temporary staff. Their average age is 32.