§ 25. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is yet in a position to make a final and comprehensive statement as to the relations between the Trinidad Cement Company Limited and the local trades unions concerning the matters in issue between them.
§ Mr. H. Fraser
Since my right hon. Friend informed the hon. Member on 11th May that a settlement had been reached between Trinidad Cement Limited and the trade union, he has received from the Governor a copy of the memorandum of agreement between the parties providing for the termination of the strike as from 9th May and the establishment of trade union bargaining machinery. Under the agreement the reemployment of the workers is being phased according to a programme outlined by the company and is to be completed by 15th July. I have placed a copy of the agreement in the Library.