Control of Engagement Order, 1947

This regulation ensured that anyone looking for work should apply through Ministry of Labour employment exchanges or an approved employment agency. Under the order, certain industries, mainly coal and goods for export, were designated "essential". Exchange officials could compel workers to take essential jobs by issuing a "direction." Failure to follow a "direction" was subject to severe legal penalty. Only 29 directions, excluding directions in coal and agriculture which were still under wartime regulations, were issued before the Order was withdrawn in March 1950.

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Title Control of Engagement Order, 1947
Maker Trades Union Congress
Production Date 1947
Format Pamphlet
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Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
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