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Sorting Clerks, Manchester (Employment)

Volume 526: debated on Wednesday 14 April 1954

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asked the Assistant Postmaster-General why his Department has given notice to temporary sorting clerks employed at Manchester, some of whom have 10 or more years' service and some of whom are nearing 65 years of age.

As I have already informed my hon. Friend, most of these officers are not eligible for permanent employment and cannot be kept on in their present capacity as they are holding up the promotion of established postmen. Temporary employment as postmen has, however, been offered to all the men concerned except one who is over 70 years of age.