§ 10. Mr. Thornton
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps are being taken by the Hong Kong Commissioner of Labour to effect a just settlement of the dispute at the Chung Ham weaving factory which has led to the dismissal of the president and other leaders of the Cotton Workers' General Union; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Fisher
The Commissioner of Labour intervened to arrange a conciliation meeting between the management and the fourteen workers who were on strike. No agreement was reached, but I am informed that the factory is now functioning normally and that most of the strikers have taken other employment. Neither the Chairman nor any other officers of the Cotton Workers General Union were employed by the company.