HC Deb 10 March 1915 vol 70 cc1399-400
61. Mr. W. THORNE

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is now in a position to state what increase in wages he has recommended for auxiliary women workers who have been taken on in the various Departments under his control since the War?


Women engaged temporarily on postal or telegraph work in the larger provincial towns are now paid a minimum of 22s. a week after three months' service if they are twenty-one years of age or more, and 20s. if they are less than twenty-one. The application of these minimum rates will have afforded appreciable increases in many cases, but in a large number of cases rates in excess of the minimum were already being paid. Specially qualified women employed as temporary counter clerks and telegraphists in London may be paid up to 30s. instead of 24s. a week.