HC Deb 08 May 1940 vol 360 c1218
39. Mr. G. Strauss

asked the Postmaster-General why increases in wages have been refused to office cleaners working in London in his Department, whereas increases have been granted to office cleaners working under similar conditions under His Majesty's Office of Works?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

Cleaners employed in the Post Office in London are covered by the discussions regarding the pay of the lower paid grades of civil servants now taking place with the Staff Side of the National Whitley Council. The matter is referred to in the answer of my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer to a question by the hon. Member for Tottenham (Mr. R. C. Morrison) on 2nd May, of which I am sending him a copy.

Mr. Strauss

Does the right hon. Gentleman not agree that at present the wages of these office cleaners are lower than those paid in the Office of Works?

Mr. Morrison

That is so, but the conditions of service are not quite similar.

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