Mr. STEWART (Winnipeg North):
should like to bring to the attention of the minister the case respecting railway mail clerks with which I have no doubt he is already
familiar. These- men are the highest glass- of manipulative workers in the post office department, and- they consider they are being discriminated against. I should like to place their case before the minister.
On July 1 of last year post office workers who were receiving sub-standard- wages quite properly got an increase ranging from $120 to $180 a year, while railway mail clerks go-t only S60, thus reducing the differential between ordinary post office workers and railway mail clerks.
I am also informed- that railway mail clerks got mileage in their salaries, for -the purpose of superannuation; but this did- not represent any actual increase. I know that representations were made a year ago to the minister asking that the differential be reestablished. The answer always given is that this is in the hands of the civil service commission, and that until the commission reports nothing can be d-one about it. -Could -the minister give me a statement on the matter?
Subtopic: POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT