HC Deb 13 June 1921 vol 143 cc19-20
57. Mr. R. YOUNG

asked the Minister of Transport whether it is contemplated that the questions affecting the supervisory and working grades in the en- gineering and allied trades employed on railways are to be settled by bodies upon which the three trade unions who are parties to the agreement have representation, but upon which the unions representing the supervisory and other employés referred to above have no representation; and whether, in this event, the Government propose to give one group of unions a share in the control of men belonging to a different and distinct group?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative, and the question asked in the second part does not, therefore, arise. I would point out that it is not intended that the machinery proposed to be set up by Part IV of the Railways Bill should deal with the wages and conditions of service of railway shopmen.