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Antigua (Trade Union)

Volume 477: debated on Wednesday 19 July 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has yet received a report from the Governor of the Leeward Islands on the number of members of the Antigua Trade Union among the strikers at Mill Reef Properties.

Yes. The Acting Governor informs me that the Union contends that 75 per cent. of the 325 workers at Mill Reef were members of the Union, while the contractor claims: that less than 50 per cent. were members. The Acting Governor adds that he has been unable to verify either claim. I regret that the reply given on 28th June was based on insufficient data. I have asked the Acting Governor to inform the Union of my regrets.