HC Deb 10 December 1945 vol 417 cc179-80W
Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what was the approximate number of trade 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