§ Mr. G. Thomas
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what was the approximate number of trade 180W unionists in Newfoundland in 1934, 1939 and today; and what is the present membership of the principal trade unions.
§ Mr. Parker
As regards the first part of the Question, the approximate figures are 20,000, 35,000 and 42,000 respectively.
So far as the second part of the Question is concerned, the present membership of the principal trade unions is as follows:
Fishermen's Protective Union 15,000 Lumbermen's Union 7,200 Labourers' Union 3,500 Longshoremen's Union 4,000 Shop and Office Employees' Union 1,915 Workers' Central Union 1,200 Miners' Union 2,150 Paper Makers' Union 1,731 Various Railway Unions 1,523