February 18, 1965 (26th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MacEachen:

We have an amendment to clause 7 that I should like my colleague, the Solicitor General, to move. I should explain the amendment before I ask my friend to move it. In consultation with certain industries we found that clause 7 was quite rigid and did not take into account in particular the case of ships' crews who by custom and necessity have to work seven days a week for a period of time, and by custom have their days of rest at the end of a particular voyage or trip. If this clause were applied rigidly it would mean the cessation of operations on these particular days. So the purpose of the amendment really is to take into account this particular difficulty and to provide that regulations may be developed to prescribe hours of work that will take into account this particular situation. If it meets the convenience of the committee, I should like my hon. friend to move the amendment.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   MEASURE RESPECTING HOURS OF WORK, MINIMUM WAGES, ETC.
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