HC Deb 03 July 1918 vol 107 cc1741-2W

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that telephone employés who perform Sunday duties of nine hours are paid 5s., or at the rate of 6½d. an hour; and, seeing that this remuneration is far below the present rate of wages of unskilled labour, will he see that steps are taken at once to put a stop to these sweating conditions?


I do not know to what particular duties the hon. Member refers, but if he will give me further details I will have inquiry made. For all save very junior established telephonists the payment for Sunday duty is far higher than that specified.