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Tuesday, 26 November 1974
Page: 2714

Senator GIETZELT - Can the PostmasterGeneral inform the Senate of the current position in relation to the Lane Cove Post Office which has been the subject of an industrial dispute?

Senator BISHOP - Last week the dispute at the Lane Cove Post Office was brought to my attention. Bans have been applied because some people, at that stage, had refused to join the union. I suggested that senior officers, together with Mr Hancock from my own office, should talk to the employees concerned. The earliest opportunity to have such discussion was yesterday. I am grateful to be able to say that the New South Wales Director and the Assistant Director of Postal Services, with Mr Hancock, talked to the people yesterday. They agreed to join the union. The bans have been lifted. I would like to thank those associated with the union and the other people concerned for the satisfactory way in which this dispute has been settled.

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