Mr. Chairman. I wish to move the same amendment to this clause that I moved when the bill was before the industrial relations committee. I have had a sufficient number of copies of the amendment mimeographed for distribution among the members, so that they will have its' terms before them.
May I say at the outset that I understand this amendment is still being considered by the Minister of Labour, and also by the Minister of Transport because of the interest of the railways in its provisions. Therefore I would request, if it is agreeable to the committee, that clause 4 stand until this afternoon so that my amendment may be looked into further. The Minister of Transport intimated to me this morning that he might like to move a subamendment, and it happens to be a subamendment I woidd be prepared to accept. In other words, Mr. Chairman, without attempting to argue the case just' now, I shall move the amendment and have it distributed amongst the members. My suggestion then is that the clause stand until this afternoon or some other time convenient to the minister.
I move, seconded by the hon. member for Vancouver East:
That section 4, subsection 2(b) be amended by changing the period after the word "Act" to a comma, and adding thereafter the following words:
and without restricting the genenlity of the foregoing, no employer shall deny to any employee any pension rights or benefits to which lie would otherwise be entitled by reason only
of his ceasing to work as the result of a lockout or strike or by reason only of dismissal contrary to this act.
I would be prepared, Mr. Chairman, to proceed with my argument, but I think you will recognize from what I have said that it would perhaps be better to let the clause stand until the afternoon.