HC Deb 26 May 1924 vol 174 c60W

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is aware of the quantity of work lost by coal trimmers on the Tyne, especially at Tyne Dock; that a few weeks ago they were being urged to work three shifts; and whether he prepared to have an inquiry, with a view to balancing the shipments on the Tyne?


I have been asked to reply. I understand that the present arrangements were settled by agreement between the employers' and workers' organisations. In the circumstances, if any change is needed, I would suggest that any necessary modification of the arrangements should he discussed and settled in the same way.

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