HC Deb 26 November 1917 vol 99 c1647
93. Mr. C. DUNCAN

asked the Postmaster-General whether he made the promised inquiry into the wages paid to mail van drivers in Aberdeen; whether he is aware that, although these men received a small advance some time ago, they are still underpaid as compared with analogous labour in the district; that whereas these mail van drivers can only earn 29s. per week at the utmost, the usual rate in the district for similar work is 35s.; and whether he will bring these men's wages up to the district level?


The recent advance in wages was the result of the inquiry which I promised to make. The wages now paid by the contractors comply, in my opinion, with the fair wages provisions, regard being had to differences in conditions and responsibility between the work of mail van drivers and that of other drivers in Aberdeen.