HC Deb 24 September 1948 vol 456 c179W
Mr. Platts-Mills

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what demands have been put forward by the African dock labourers and other native employees on strike in Zanzibar; and why it has been found necessary to despatch additional police forces from Tanganyika and a contingent of the King's African Rifles from Nairobi, and to proclaim a state of emergency to deal with a peaceful strike.

Mr. Creech Jones

The dock workers demanded higher wages, higher overtime and shorter working hours in supercession of the agreement entered into seven weeks previously. Others who ceased work gave no strike notice, and put forward no formal demands. As regards the other points on which he requires information I would refer the hon. Member to my reply on 22nd September to my hon. Friend the Member for Tradeston (Mr. Rankin).