HC Deb 15 July 1912 vol 41 c34
81. Sir J. D. REES

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that employés in the National Telephone factory at Nottingham do not regard the reduced hours as a benefit but, on the contrary, as a grievance, because the reduction in time involves a reduction of wages; that they do not consider the privileges of annual leave and sick pay as any sufficient set-off for such reduction; and whether he will intimate at an early date at what decision he has arrived regarding the reduced rates drawn by these employés who have, contrary to the pledge given, been injuriously affected?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Herbert Samuel)

The whole of the circumstances at the Nottingham factory are receiving close consideration in connection with a revision of the rates paid to the various workers, and I will write to the hon. Member as soon as numerous outstanding points have been settled.

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