§ Mr. A. SHORT
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the temporary outdoor staff employed at the Tipton post office receive less wages per week than unskilled labourers in the district, and, if so, whether he will take steps to ensure the payment of adequate wages to the staff?
§ Mr. PEASE
The wages of the temporary outdoor staff of the Post Office are, in accordance with agreements arrived at with the Association representing the staff. The wages were recently increased after consultation with the Union of Post Office Workers; and I am not aware of any exceptional circumstances at Tipton which would warrant the grant of a further increase to the Post Office staff employed there.