'Q & A on equal pay', 1947

In 1946, the Royal Commission on Equal Pay concluded tentatively that women in teaching and certain grades of the civil service might benefit from equal pay. Even these very limited proposals were rejected as inflationary by the Labour Government. This TUC pamphlet calls on the Government to implement the Royal Commission's recommendations in Government industrial establishments and in the non-industrial civil service in the hope that it would set a precedent to influence negotiations in private industry and commerce. At this time, the TUC was opposed to legislation enforcing equal pay and saw it as interfering with free and voluntary collective bargaining. Trade unions were not demanding 'equal pay for equal work' but 'the rate for the job' where there was a common minimum rate of pay.

Title 'Q & A on equal pay', 1947
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Production Date 1947
Format Pamphlet
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Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
Related Objects TUC meeting with Minister of Labour, 1961