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August 21, 1964 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-08-21

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Employment Discrimination — British Version

By S. J. GOLDSMITH

(JTA Correspondent in London)
(Copyright, 1964, JTA, Inc.)

LONDON—It was a shock to
many people—and not necessarily
Jews—to learn that the British
Ministry of .Labor was cooperating
with firms which discriminate in
employment. It appears that Labor
Exchanges, acting on instructions
from the Ministry, accept vacancy
cards from firms which stipulate
"no Jews" or "no Negroes" or "no
Sikhs."
There may be suburban golf
clubs who do not admit Jews
(though the Royal and Ancient
does, and even had Jewish cap-
tains), and there may be lower
middle-class types who do not want
Jewish employees (though no im-
portant firm has refused to em-
ploy Jews). But for Labor Ex-
changes in the Welfare State to
be a party to discrimination is
another matter.
Even Englishmen who are not
particularly fond of the Jews
are embarrassed to learn that
a government department should
do such a thing.
During the war years, Ernest
Bevin, then Minister of Labor,
told Maurice Orbach, a Jewish
Labor member of Parliament and
the general secretary of the Ladies
Advisory Council (a Jewish organi-
zation to fight discrimination in
trade and industry, and to advise
Jewish businessmen and indus-
trialists on community relations
and related matters), that he
would .never permit discrimination
in employment in any shape or
form, and that Labor Exchanges
had been given strict orders not
to accept vacancy cards from firms
which stipulate that they do not
want members of any particular
racial or religious group. After
the war, there was again the case
of some firms who stipulated "no
Jews or aliens" when recruiting
staff, but the Laborite Minister
of Labor, George Isaacs (a non-
Jew, which just goes to show),
made an end to it without much
ado.

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In 1954, Sir Walter Monckton
(now Lord Monckton), a Conserva-
tive Minister of Labor, and later
Ian MacLeod, another Conserva-
tive Minister of Labor, repeated
the statement of their Laborite
predecessors, Bevin and Isaacs,
that there would be no coopera-
tion on the part of Labor Ex-
changes with firms which discrim-
inate in employment.

There was every reason to be-
lieve that we would never hear
about it. A thing of the past,
like the ban on Jews to sit in
Parliament. But you never know
in Diaspora life.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
6 Friday, August 21, 1964

BONN (JTA) — The West Ger-
man Government has signed an
agreement with Egypt to aid in
the construction of a power plant
in the Quattra Depression in the
western Egyptian desert and a
canal which will carry water from
the Mediterranean into the De-
pression to operate the plant.
Both countries will share the
nearly $3,000,000 cost of research
which will take about one year.
Another agreement will be signed
later covering the actual project.
Reports from Cairo predict that
the agreement could herald a new
era of German-Egyptian coopera-
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by accident. A man called Levy
has no God.—Abodah Zarah 17.
was looking for ,a job, and his
local Labor Exchange sent him
to a firm which wanted just this
type of employe. He went and was
promptly told that they would not
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take on a Jew. He went back to
iz nerson
includ e s
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Trades
Advisory
Council
at
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da y
The Trades Advisory Council Jew—Tory, Laborite or Liberal.
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met with Godber and his deputy, The short debate at the Board
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it would be unfair to employes stop the fight against discrimina-
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prevent such firms from seeking members of the Board are whole-
staff through Labor Exchanges. heartedly behind the T.A.C.
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Godber agreed with Orbach that
The late H. Frey (he died at
For Your Pleasure!
this meant inquiring into the race
the meeting) a member of the
or religion of people who come
Trades Advisory Council, also a
to look for employment through
member of the Board, had said
the Labor Exchange. Godber had that this sort of marking of
an idea: the Labor Exchange would cards "smacks of Nazism."
somehow ascertain who's who and
This has upset some Jews—how
mark his—or her—card accord- dare he say such a thing about a
ingly. The word Jew would not government department? But he
appear—just a "code mark" (yel- not only refused to apologize; he
low star?)
reiterated his statement at the
Needless to say, no self-re- board meeting.
The latest development is this:
specting Jew would accept such
Mr. Godber stated in CommonS
procedure. Nor would most non-
Jews, for that matter. To be that, if persuasion in ineffective,
sure, Goldber is not an anti- and firms persist in demanding
Semite. At least not an open "no Jews" or "no Negroes" when
one. He is simply insensitive. seeking employes, the matter will
After all, not all members of be referred to him and he will
bar such firms from recruiting
Her Majesty's Government are
sensitive, perceptiVe and wise. staff from labor unions. This is a
complete victory for the Trades
Advisory Council.

LreetiLs

.

They come in all shapes and
sizes.
Godber has said that Labor
Exchanges would try and per-
suade those bigots who discrim-
inate in employment not to do
so. But if they were to persist,
the vacancy cards of such firms
would' be accepted. Now the
spokesman of the Ministry of
Labor informs us that "the Minis-
ter is distressed" at the press
reports about the whole matter.
So, he ought to be, serves him
right, said a Tory M.P.
The International Labor Office
has ruled against discrimination
in employment. The British press
does not accept advertisements
from firms looking for employes
where it is stipulated that mem-
bers of a particular racial or re-
ligious group need not apply. Pri-
vate employment agencies would
have nothing to do with such
firms, either. And here comes
the Ministry of Labor and permits
its own Labor Exchanges to ac-
cept vacancy cards of such firms.
We are going to have a general
election next October. And, nat-
urally, this sort of business is
not healthy for the party in of-
fice. This is why some Jewish
Conservatives have criticized the

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