HC Deb 10 December 1945 vol 417 cc18-9
60. Mr. Ernest Davies

asked the Undersecretary of State for Dominion Affairs if he will state the total number of Government employees in Newfoundland; the approximate percentage belonging to trade unions; and the numbers employed in the most important services.

The Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs (Mr. Parker)

As the answer includes a number of figures, I will, with the Member's permission, circulate it in the Official Report.

Following is the answer:

At the 30th November of this year the number of employees engaged in Government Departments on an annual and seasonal basis was 2,673 and 1,399 respectively. In addition, the Newfoundland Railway, which is Government owned, employed 3,070 permanent and 562 seasonal employees. Apart from the above categories there were in service 379 members of the Police and Fire Departments; 81 Rangers; 878 persons working in Government hospitals and similar institutions; 163 employees at the Government operated hotel; and 2,246 teachers in schools and colleges paid from Government funds. Inclusive of other small groups there were a total of 9,588 persons employed on an annual basis and 1,961 on a seasonal basis, making 11,549 in all.

Of the 2,673 members of Government Departments referred to above, 1,264 are enrolled in the Civil Service Association; some 1,150 teachers are members of the Newfoundland Teachers' Association, whilst 90 per cent and 95 per cent. respectively of all railway and hotel employees eligible for membership belong to their respective trade unions.

The numbers of staff permanently employed in the larger Government Departments are as follows:

Department of Customs 222
Department of Posts and Telegraphs 655
Department of Natural Resources 173
Department of Public Works 349
Department of Public Health and Welfare 129
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