HC Deb 19 March 1946 vol 420 c310W
6. Mr. Dye

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has any statement to make as a result of his effortsin bringing together the leaders of the farmers and farm workers concerning the claims of the workers for a higher minimum wage, now that higher prices for farm produce have been announced.

Mr. Isaacs

My Department invited representatives of the NationalFarmers Union, the National Union of Agricultural Workers and the Transport and General Workers Union to a meeting, on 22nd February, to discuss the recommendation of the independent members of the Agricultural Wages Board that the industry should consult jointly on a system of grading of wage rates which would recognise special skill. After discussion the meeting was adjourned and will, I hope, be resumed at an early date.

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