HC Deb 12 March 1917 vol 91 cc756-8W

asked the Postmaster-General if his attention has been drawn to a Post Office circular, dated 27th February, dealing with the pay of postal employés in Great Britain and granting an increase to established telegraphists sorting clerks and telegraphists, and telephonists and learners (telegraph) who are employed in Great Britain; why officers holding similar positions in Ireland were subjected to exceptional treatment in this matter; if he will state his proposals for postal employes in Ireland; and if they will be placed on the same footing as regards pay, bonus, and allowances with the postal employés of Great Britain?


The general position with regard to wages, prices and labour conditions in Ireland is different in various respects from that in Great Britain, and it was thought desirable to hold the case of Ireland over pending the decision of the Arbitration Board on the general claim of I Post Office servants for an increased war bonus.