HC Deb 10 March 1924 vol 170 cc1968-9W

asked the Postmaster-General what number of sorting clerks and telegraphists will be employed at the British Empire Exhibition; how many of them will be established, and how many will be temporary; what are the rates for the temporary officers as compared with the members of the established staff; whether all the sorting clerks employed will be engaged on similar work; and, if so, what reasons led him to decide that this work was suitable for temporary female officers at lower rates of pay?


The number at present contemplated is nine, of whom three will be, established officers and the remainder temporary. The temporary officers will be paid within the scale current in the London area, namely, 42s. 3d. to 52s. 6d. per week. The pay of the established staff will vary with the offices from which they are drawn. The temporary staff will be mainly engaged on counter work. In view of the temporary nature of the work, the employment of temporary staff is the natural course.

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