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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. Great Britain after the war - Image 32. 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/2285.

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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. (1916). Great Britain after the war - Image 32. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2285

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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 30 GREAT BRITAIN AFTER THE WAR. 3. But note :—(a) These increased money wages are to a great extent given in return for extra strain, Sunday work, overtime, etc. In many cases it is doubtful if the extra amount paid, even if it represented an actual advance in real wages, would compensate for the extra wear-and-tear, etc. (b) In few cases—except in those of a few highly skilled engineers and certain transferred unskilled workers (e.g., women put to skilled processes in munition factories at piecework rates), embracing not as many as 10 per cent, of the wage-earners—has the rise in wages been commensurate with the increased cost of food, which from August, 1914, to March, 1918, is estimated at not less than 100 per cent.—or more than the increased cost of living (including rent, clothes, etc.), estimated at 70 or 80 per cent. (See Chapter III.) ; (But it should be noted that, apart from rises in wage rates, family prosperity has been assisted by (a) the increase in the number of wage-earning members—children, aged, wives; (b) separation allowances and pensions, now reaching 100 millions- a year; (c) the reduction to a minimum of unemployment.) B.—Peace: The New Factors in the Determination of Wages. 1. The advances granted are regarded by the employers as for the most part terminable upon the outbreak of Peace, or shortly after it. Great sections of workers have accepted " war bonuses." These are in many cases understood by the employers to be terminable, not when high prices cease, but immediately Peace comes ; others (e.g., in the case of certain sections of the engineers) are terminable six months later; the bonus given to the railwaymenisto cease when the Government gives notice determining the present control agreement. The Government Committee on Production has explained " war wages as due to and dependent on the existence of the abnormal conditions now prevailing in consequence of the war." (What does this mean? Will war wages and war bonuses be continued so long as the '' abnormal condition '' of high prices lasts?) 2 The Labour Market promises to be overcrowded; millions will be seeking jobs. (Chapter I.) 3. Trade will be uncertain, fitful, subject to increased charges, and at least m many industries and localities, depressed. (Chapter II.) 4, The Cost of Living will remain high. (Chapter III.)