HC Deb 04 November 1918 vol 110 cc1766-7

asked the Minister of Munitions why eighty semi-skilled and unskilled workers employed by the Newport Aircraft Company have not received the 5s. addition to wages and the 12½ per cent. bonus in accordance with award 1,555; and whether he will cause investigation to be made in view of the unrest that is being created?


Questions have arisen at this establishment with regard to the payment of the award named to sections of men not directly engaged on the manufacture or repair of aeroplanes or seaplanes. A claim on behalf of one section has been referred for arbitration; the position of the other sections is to be considered at a meeting of the Ministry arranged for to-day (4th November), when it is hoped that the matter will be settled. The Secretary of the company, who was dealing with the question previously, has unfortunately died of influenza.