April 21, 1922 (14th Parliament, 1st Session)


James Murdock (Minister of Labour)



An industrial council can be briefly described as a council which would presume to bring the employers and employees connected with a certain industry, or a certain going concern, around the table for mutual discussion with the hope that they would be able to talk their differences over and arrive at an understanding that would prevent any interruption to operations. The Whitley Council is established and maintained to a large extent in England and the industrial councils here are expected to follow very much along the same lines. For further information I would refer my hon. friend to page 71 of the report of the Department of Labour for the fiscal year ending March 31st, 1921 where that point is extensively dealt with.

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