HC Deb 08 May 1907 vol 174 c224
MR. CROOKS (Woolwich)

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether he proposes to extend to the telephone employees, lately transferred from the Glasgow Corporation, the terms of transfer promised by the late Postmaster-General to the employees of the National Telephone Company to be transferred to the Post Office in 1911, and if the terms to be accorded will be retrospective; whether he has been asked to receive a deputation from the two unions representing the Glasgow employees; and, if so, when he proposes to see such a deputation.


I am now engaged in settling the establishment of the telephone operators lately transferred from the Glasgow Corporation. The conditions will be largely the same as those arranged for the transfer of the National Telephone Company's staff in 1912, but the circumstances are not identical, and certain of the conditions in the latter case will not be applicable in the Glasgow case. There does not seem to be any advantage in receiving a deputation at the present time.