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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. Great Britain after the war - Image 16. 1916. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 20, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2269.

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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. (1916). Great Britain after the war - Image 16. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2269

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Title Great Britain after the war
Alternative Title Great Britain after the war, by Sidney Webb and Arnold Freeman; being facts and figures, quotations and queries, suggestions and forecasts, designed to help individual inquirers and study circles in considering what will happen after war with regard to trade, employment, wages, prices, trade unionism, co-operation, women's labour, foreign commerce, the railways, the coal supply, education, taxation, etc. Dedicated to the Workers' educational association
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947
Publisher G. Allen and Unwin
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • London
Date 1916
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Economic policy
  • Economics
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • United Kingdom
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 80 pages; 22 cm.
Original Item Location HC256.2.P27
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8302906~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript 14 GREAT BRITAIN AFTER THE WAR. B.—The Perils to be Faced. 1. The Danger of Widespread Unemployment. There may easily be, a few weeks after the Outbreak of Peace, in different parts of the United Kingdom, many hundreds of thousands of men and women simultaneously running, about seeking employment. If preventive measures are not taken, the distress from unemployment may be gigantic. But it is extremely difficult to anticipate either its dimensions or its "repercussions," because in the problem there are at present so many " unknowns." Careful study would, however, enable students to arrive at a certain number of conclusions, and it is just these that the Government, Town Councils, Universities, Trade Unions, etc., ought to be working out for every kind of worker and for every district. Here are a few guiding considerations :—(a) The unemployed soldier will, for some time, have an advantage, when applying for a job, over all other applicants. (But in the interval, whilst demobilisation is in progress, between the order to "cease fire " and actual disbandment, many of those at home will get the first chance of the new Jobs—employers will not wait.) (b) Male "emergency workers " and "substitutes" run a grave risk of being turned off in large numbers, and of finding it difficult to get a footing in their previous trades, or in any trades. (c) Women emergency workers and '' substitutes ''. will in many cases be discharged; some will return to home duties, etc., but it seems probable.that in many cases the employer and the women will combine to retain the jobs. (We suggest it as a problem to the Miners' Federation to tell us what will happen in the coal mines after the war. A quarter of a million colliers have enlisted; on the other hand, many thousands of new men have drifted into the mines! What will happen when the regular colliers come back ?) 2. The Danger of a General Fall in the Standard of Life. If unemployment is widespread and prolonged, competition among the workers for jobs may enable employers in industry after industry, to lower the rates of wages, worsen the conditions of employment, and perhaps even revert to a twelve hours' day. Note.-(a) Trade Unionism is in a precarious position, largely owing to the sacrifices demanded of it during the war! A few months of grave trade depression and unemployment