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Thursday, 11 July 1946

Mr CALWELL (Melbourne) (Minister for Immigration and Minister for Information) . - I move -

That, after sub-clause (8.), the following new sub-clause be inserted: - " (8a.) Nothing in the last preceding subsection shall affect the operation of -

(o)   any award made by the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration prior to the commencement of this section in its application to such employees of the Company or of Cable and Wireless Limited as are appointed to positions in the service of the Commission under sub-section (10.) or (11.) of this section; or

(6)   any agreement filed prior to the commencement of this section under section twenty-four of the Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1904-1940 in its application to the employees referred to in the last preceding paragraph." .

The purpose of the proposed new subclause is to protect the arbitration rights of the employees of Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Limited, and Cable and Wireless Limited, who will be transferred to the Overseas Telecommunications Commission (Australia).

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