§ Mr. Sillars
asked the Attorney-General if he will publish a list of employers who have brought cases against registered or unregistered trade unions in the National Industrial Relations Court, the number of employees of each firm or company, the nature of the dispute giving rise to proceedings, the unions involved, and the findings in each case.
§ The Attorney-General
Not all the information sought by the hon. Member is available. Table 1 below lists those employers who have brought complaints of unfair industrial practice against (a) registered trade unions and (b) unregistered organisations. Table 2 lists (a) the registered trade unions and (b) the unregistered organisations concerned. Those who appear in both parts of the Table 2 were at some times during the relevant period registered and at others unregistered.
The disputes in question have included questions of pay, recognition procedures, redundancies, dismissals and other matters. Of the 47 proceedings involved, 11 were settled by conciliation at the court, 21 were adjourned generally—including six in which conciliation had taken place—one case was dismissed, four orders 35W concerning compensation were made—three of which included a restraining order—and one case is pending.
TABLE 1 (a) Dawson & Barfos. Kornos Shipping Company. Rickmers Linie. Visual Aid Services Ltd. Projects File Ltd. Soccer File Ltd. Friary Clark Ltd. (b) Heatons Transport Ltd. Bishops Wharf. Craddock Bros. Ltd. Panalpina Ltd. Panalpina Services Ltd. Astons Transport. Expanded Metal Company. Kornos Shipping Company. Howitt Transport Ltd. Unwin Bros. Parker Timber Company. Midland Cold Storage. Rickmers Linie. General Aviation Services Ltd. Doe Lea Colliery. Polymathic Engineering Ltd. 13 ITV Companies. Shipside Ltd. Seaboard World Airlines Inc. Aliens Warehousing. Hanseatic Shipping Co. Davenport C.B. and Brewery Holdings Ltd. Con-Mech (Engineers) Ltd. Doulton Insulators Ltd. Visual Aid Services Ltd. Projects File Ltd. Horizon Holidays Ltd. Soccer File Ltd. Friary Clark Ltd.
TABLE 2 (a) National Union of Seamen. National Graphical Association. Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs. (b) Association of Cinematograph Television and Allied Technicians. National Union of Mineworkers. National Union of Journalists. Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers. International Transport Workers Federation. Transport and General Workers Union. National Amalgamated Stevedores and Dockers. Society of Graphical and Allied Trades. Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs.
§ Mr. Sillars
asked the Attorney-General how many employers have brought cases against registered or unregistered trade unions in the National Industrial Relations Court.