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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. Great Britain after the war - Image 31. 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/2284.

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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. (1916). Great Britain after the war - Image 31. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2284

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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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Title Image 31
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Transcript CHAPTER IV. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO WAGES? A.—Wages in War Time. \ There is an impression among the wealthier classes that " the workers are better off than they ever were before." The actual facts seem to be :— 1. Money wages have risen largely only in industries so essential for the prosecution of the war (e.g., mining, munition-making, shipbuilding, railway service), that the workers have been able to " make terms." These comprise fewer than one-third of the whole. For the majority of the workers there has been scarcely even a nominal rise. Certain sections are getting actually less money earnings than before (e.g., nearly the whole of the great cotton industry, numerous shop assistants, many "domestic retainers,' many "minor professionals," not a few theatrical and music-hall employees, dressmakers). 2. The best available estimates indicate that since the war began the total annual wage-bill, in money, throughout civil industry, may Jhave increased by about 50 'per cent., say from about 800 to about 1,200 millions sterling. But there are probably 2J million fewer workers in civil employment (say 5 millions with the forces instead 'of half a 'million, less two million newly enrolled industrial workers, women, children, old men, Belgians, Canadians, etc.), among whom this has to be distributed. This brings the average rise in money earnings per worker (including overtime) to, say, 80 per cent.; or, roughly, 16s. a week. (The coal minens have secured an advance of 25 or 30percent, on earnings in certain localities, less in others ; railwaymen, 20s. a week, or 75 per cent, on average wage; agricultural labourers, ten shillings a week, usually as bonus; engineers and skilled mimition-makers, often specially high piece rates, bonuses and overtime payments; many kinds of public employees, mostly bonuses; women workers, excerpt those on munition work, have secured far less than the average advance ; clerks, teachers, shop assistants, etc., usually little.)