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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. Great Britain after the war - Image 37. 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/2290.

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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. (1916). Great Britain after the war - Image 37. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2290

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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. 35 (c) Work has been rearranged so as to open skilled jobs to unskilled workers; semi-automatic lathes and other machines, which do not require " skilled " manipulation, have been multiplied. These changes have facilitated the introduction of several hundred thousand unskilled (and mostly non-unionist) workers into the skilled industries. ("Dilution and Substitution.") (d) The concessions mad'e are sufficient, if not in some form reclaimed, to undermine the Trade Union movement. In the trades affected they include the right of entry of unskilled outsiders (including women and boys) to skilled work; indefinite overtime at the fiat of the employer; indefinite speeding-up without increase of pay; piecework rates with neither Collective Bargaining nor a fixed scale; compulsory continuance in a job; compulsory arbitration, etc. 3. In return for this "blank cheque" the Government has given Trade Unionism certain compensations:— (a) u For the Duration of the War." (i) In its own factories and in the 5,000 ' controlled establishments," the Government has, after considerable pressure, undertaken to secure the payment of certain minima of wages and to prevent excessive overtime. Women employed on jobs exactly the same as those formerly done by men are to receive the same piecework rates, and a minimum of 25s. a Meek on time-work. Not until July, 1916, was any order issued securing to other women even 4d. per hour. Widespread complaint is made of the ineffectiveness of this tardy Government protection. Subsequent increases have been only partial ; and there are still adult women earning less than 25s. per week. (ii.) Working men and women " Assessors "—unfortunately without substantial power—have been appointed to the Munitions Tribunals. (iii.) Munitions Committees, largely composed of Trade Union representatives, have, in certain trades and localities, been established; but these, being advisory only, and without power to interfere with management, have no real influence on,workshop conditions. (b) The Guarantee of Restoration After the War. The Government has repeatedly pledged itself to effect the -complete restoration of all the workshop customs and Trade Union regulations abandoned during the war.