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Friday, 3 September 1920

In Committee:

Clause 4 -

Section9 of the principal Act is amended by inserting.

Amendments (by Mr. Hughes) agreed to-

After the word "amended" insert "- (a) ".

That the following words be inserted at the end of the clause, " ; and (b)by inserting therein after sub-section (1) the following sub-section: - (1a) An employer shall not threaten to dismiss . an employee, or to injure him in his em- ployment, or to alter his position to his prejudice

(a)   by reason of the circumstance that the employee is, or proposes to become, an officer or member of an organization, or of an association that has applied to be registered as an organization, or. that the employee proposes to appear as a witness or to give evidence in a proceeding under this Act; or

(b)   with the intent to dissuade or prevent the employee from becoming such officer or member or from so appearing or giving evidence.

Penalty: Fifty pounds,"

Clause, as Amended, agreed to.

Clause 16-

Amendment (by Mr. Hughes) agreed to-

That the words "(e) any officer of the organization authorized under its rules to sue on behalf of the organization " be left out with a view to insert in lieu thereof the words "(e) any officer of any organization which is affected, or any of whose members are aifected, by the breach or non-observance, who is authorized under the rules of the organization to sue on behalf of the organization.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Bill reported with further amendments.

Standing Orders suspended; reports adopted.

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