20 JANUARY 1950, Page 18

Shop Stewards

SIR.—Having read Mr. 1. Reid's letter I still do not know what a shop steward's work is—or who pays him. Is he paid by the union or the " shop " ? I see he mentions the word "political . . . problems." If the shop steward is working for Labour, then surely his wages should be charged to Labour election expenses?—Yours faithfully,