HC Deb 18 January 1940 vol 356 cc263-4W
Mr. Creech Jones

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether consideration has been given to the improvement of conditions of the railway em- ployés in Nigeria and the payment of wages weekly instead of monthly; and whether the railway provident fund will be extended to the shopmen and the principle of industrial arbitration extended to disputes?

Mr. M. MacDonald

I have received representations on these matters, which are under consideration by the Governor of Nigeria, whose final recommendations I am awaiting. The importance of establishing conciliation machinery has been impressed on all Colonial Governments, and I am asking the Governor of Nigeria whether the enactment of legislation with this object is contemplated.

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