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Trade Unionism

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 13 April 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps have been taken to encourage the development of trade unionism in Nyasaland; how many trade unions exist in that territory; and if he will consider the early appointment of a trade union adviser.

A Trade Unions and Trade Disputes Ordinance was enacted in 1944 and so far one trade union of motor transport workers has been registered. No appointment of a trade union adviser has yet been made but consideration will be given to the appointment of such an officer.