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Tuesday, 4 May 1965
Page: 552

Senator COOKE (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister representing the Postmaster-General, upon notice -

1.   Will the Postmaster-General issue a statement on the stop-work meeting reported to have been called by the Third Division Telegraphists and Postal Clerks' Union and Fourth Division Telegraphists and Postal Clerks' Union for 8.45 a.m. on 24th March 1965 in various cities?

2.   What action was taken by the PostmasterGeneral or the Public Service Board to avoid this stoppage?

3.   Is it a fact that on 22nd November 1963 negotiations relating to better conditions and salaries for these lower paid officers were adjourned and have not been resumed?

4.   At what stage were the negotiations when the adjournment was taken?

5.   Is there any reason why the lower salaries of postal employees should not be reviewed as expeditiously as the higher salaries were reviewed?

6.   Why has three years delay occurred in dealing with these Unions' application for improved salaries and conditions?

7.   Will the Postmaster-General give an assurance that the log of claims of these unions will be heard and determined at the earliest possible date?

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