HC Deb 13 November 1967 vol 754 c8W
66. Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Minister of Labour what reply he sent to the request by the union concerned to intervene in the dispute between the union and Ready Mixed Concrete Limited, which operates 140 plants, over the question of the refusal of the right of employees to brief the union to present their case.

Mr. Gunter

Following a request from the union, the company was approached by an official of my Ministry. The company took the view that the men concerned were self-employed and they were not prepared to discuss the men's remuneration with the union. The unions were informed accordingly.