Morrissey, Daniel

Wednesday, 5 April 1933

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 46 No. 16

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In Committee on Finance. - Railways Bill, 1933—Committee Stage.

I rise to support the amendment. May I take this opportunity of congratulating my friend, Deputy Davin, on the very good case he made for it. He has proved conclusively that the present system is ab...More Button

That is the reason I stress the point. I cannot see any reason for the suggestion made by Deputy Dockrell except to give the companies a grip on the employees which they should not have. Those who w...More Button

As the House had expected.More Button

Nonsense.More Button

Might I ask the Minister would it be quite open to the company to dispense with men who had given life-long service—in order to take in younger men—without giving them any compensation whatever?More Button

That is your opinion.More Button

That is purely the Minister's opinion.More Button

I am afraid the Minister's opinion is inaccurate.More Button

Might I ask the Minister if what he states will happen, and there will be no redundancy, what is his objection to putting in a saving clause to the Bill?More Button

I want the Minister and the House to safeguard the position of the men. If the Minister says redundancy will not arise, what is his objection to putting in the clause?More Button

The Minister certainly showed admirable adroitness in getting away from the point about safeguarding the rights of the men. Is the Minister prepared to put into the Bill a section which will safeguar...More Button

That is the Minister's opinion. The Minister, in the course of his remarks, talked about what happened between the trade unions and the railway companies prior to this. We had experience of what occ...More Button

I hope the Minister is right.More Button


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