HC Deb 12 November 1952 vol 507 cc57-8W
Mr. D. Jones

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will give a list of the West Indian territories in which a Labour Relations Committee exists similar to the Joint Industrial Council set up in Jamaica in July, 1952, between the employers and the major trade unions catering for persons employed in the shipping industry.

Mr. Lyttelton

Standing joint councils exist in Jamaica and Barbados and are planned in Antigua. There is also Government Whitley machinery in all territories, and, in addition, there is often provision in collective bargaining agreements for central joint conciliation boards to settle disputes, as, for example, in the Trinidad oil industry, and for local consultative committees, as in the British Guiana sugar industry.