HC Deb 05 August 1919 vol 119 cc167-8
60. Mr. R. YOUNG

asked the Prime Minister whether the Fair-Wages Clause which is inserted in all Government con tracts requires all Government contractors to pay the rates of wages agreed upon between the employers and the workpeople's representatives; whether this Clause is inserted in all agreements between the Post master-General and the contractors who act as scale-payment sub-postmasters; and, if not, whether he will see that such a Clause is inserted for the protection of the badly-paid clerks for whose conditions the Postmaster-General declines responsibility?


There is no agreed rate of wages for assistants at sub-offices, but sub-postmasters are required to give their assistants not less favourable pay and conditions of service than those of shop assistants in the service of good shopkeepers in the same district.