HC Deb 08 August 1919 vol 119 c743W

asked the Postmaster-General whether the telephonists who have been admitted to be performing duties proper to the class of skilled workmen will be paid the wages proper to that work; and whether he will state what considerations led him to decide that the wages of a telephonist were appropriate to the performance of such skilled work?


The work performed by the telephonists in question forms only a minor portion of the duties covered by the scale of a skilled workman, and I think that it is adequately remunerated by the pay of telephonists, which rises in London to 31s. a week, plus 21s. 2d. war bonus.