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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. Great Britain after the war - Image 33. 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/2286.

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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. (1916). Great Britain after the war - Image 33. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2286

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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 GREAT BRITAIN AFTER THE WAR. 31 5. Trade Unionism will be weaker. (Chapter V.) (?. Employers will be stronger. (Note that in no case did any section of workers succeed in gett:«ag any advance during the war, except by persistent pressure or threats of strikes. Yet in view of the rise in the cost of living, and in the profits being made by coalowners, munition firms, etc., the argument for such a rise was irresistible. What does this imply for the conditions prevalent when Peace "breaks out "?) 7. What will the Government do? (Down to the present, the Government has proposed nothing to avert a disastrous fall in wage rates. Note the doubtful value of the Government "guarantees" to Trade Unionism (Chapter V.). Note that the Government itself required pressure at least as great as that required for a private employer before it would raise the wages even of its own employees during the war. To the demand of the National Joint Committee of Postal and Telegraphic Associations for a rise in * wages, the Postmaster-General (Mr. Hobhouse) replied : 44 The Government have decided that the rise in the cost of living is not by itself a sufficient reason for increasing the wages of their employees ' (It was driven to (arbitration, when the award was given in the men's favour.) C.—What will be the level of ''Wages in Peace-Time ? " L Even if existing Standard Rates are maintained:— Unless prices fall very extensively and very promptly— which the experience of past wars makes most improbable— the cessation of overtime and special rates of pay, as well as the war bonus, would, in itself, bring the workers face to face with an actual fall in real income. 2. Will Standard Rates be lowered? The employers will have to bear greatly increased charges in (a) the rate of interest being nearly doubled; (b) additional taxation; (c) increased cost of materials and components; (d) higher freights; (e) they will seek to regain lost markets by offering their products at the lowest possible prices. Some economic experts (e.g., Mr. F. W. Hirst) predict "many years of falling wages." Generalisations, however, are of little value. The student should consider separately each