HC Deb 16 December 1948 vol 459 cc1378-9
51. Commander Noble

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that a number of specially recruited engineers are now being discharged by the B.B.C. on the grounds of redundancy; and what steps he is taking to place these men in other employment.

Mr. Isaacs

The machinery of the Ministry of Labour is at the disposal of these men.

Commander Noble

Is the Minister aware that these men are labouring under a great grievance, as they maintain they were never led to believe they would not become established? Will he discuss the matter with the Postmaster-General?

Mr. Isaacs

No, Sir, certainly not. These men may consider they have a grievance about their terms of employment, but they have a trade union which is recognised by the Ministry and represented on the joint consultative committee of the Ministry and I am sure they could get the matter adjusted.