§ MR. O'GRADY (Leeds, E.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the fact that the conditions of employment in the wood working factory at Mount Pleasant, W.C., debar trade unionists from seeking or accepting employment there, he will consider whether, under all circumstances, it would be more economical to accept the union rules embodying rates of wages and hours as the conditions of employment for cabinet makers and joiners at Mount Pleasant?
§ THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. SYDNEY BUXTON,) Tower Hamlets, Poplar
The hon. Member refers, no doubt, to the piecework system. This system has been in force over twenty years; the men work forty-eight hours and earn very substantial wages in addition to other benefits.