§ 6. Mr. Allason
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is his policy with regard to conditions of employment which require the membership of a trade union.
§ Mr. R. Carr
The Industrial Relations Bill establishes a clear legal right to belong or not to belong to a trade union and provides remedies against actions aimed at preventing or deterring a worker from exercising this right or discriminating against him for so doing.
§ Mr. Allason
Will my right hon. Friend draw the attention of British Transport Hotels Ltd. to this policy and urge it not to discharge employees whose only fault is that they are unwilling to join a union?
§ Mr. Douglas
Following his reply, will the right hon. Gentleman issue publicity material to British Transport to give it guidance as to how it should encourage its employees to become members of trade unions?