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Women Workers (Local Appeals)

Volume 441: debated on Tuesday 29 July 1947

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asked the Minister of Labour what instructions have been given to employment exchanges in view of the recent appeal for women in industry, especially with regard to part-time work.

My local officers have been told that:

"Our duty to the worker is to put her in touch with the most suitable job which can be found for her as quickly as possible. The placing officer should feel a personal responsibility and interest in using all his local knowledge and contacts, imagination and resource, plus all the resources of the Department to ensure that each individual worker both part-time and full-time is fixed up satisfactorily in employment."
In addition, district committees set up to organise the local appeals, have been asked to encourage employers to plan for the employment of part-time workers.