§ 137. Mr. W. J. Brown
asked the Minister of Labour whether he intends to ask this House to approve an amendment to the Essential Work Order to prevent the machinery provided by that Order from being used either to compel men to be members of a trade union, or to deny them the right to be.
§ Mr. Isaacs:
I assume the hon. Member is referring to the machinery of the Essential Work Order for determining appeals by workers against dismissal and for dealing with applications by employers for permission to discharge a worker. I am satisfied that the provision for appeal to an independent appeal board provides an adequate safeguard, both to employers and workers, against any attempt to misuse the machinery of the Order, and I have no intention of making any amendment of the kind suggested.