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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. Great Britain after the war - Image 40. 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/2293.

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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. (1916). Great Britain after the war - Image 40. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2293

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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 38 GREAT BRITAIN AFTER THE WAR. possible or desirable to frame piecework scales, which the associated employers and the associated workmen can agree to, only to be changed by common consent, for those industries where they are not yet established ? Is it possible to get the piecework rate for each new job arranged jointly by two " Ratefixers," one for the employer and one for the workmian? Can the constant "cutting " of piecework rates be prevented in other trades by a guaranteed minimum of "time and a- (jiiarter " to every worker at piece? By what methods can the Union encourage the introduction of new machines and processes without sacrificing its integrity? Need the productively advantageous changes made during the war be upset? (Could the Unions safely give up all attempt to keep out " unapprenticed men" or "persons with no right to the trade," and all demarcation objections, provided (a) that the employer always pays the Standard Rate for the job, or, if there is a dispute which rate applies, the higher rate; and (b) that every worker joins one or other Trade Union? Note experience of the cotton spinners.) 3. Trade Union Constitutions. ' Many handicrafts are upset; many men have changed their work; many establishments are turning out new products. The war has "mixed up" trades, processes, and workers. Are Unions organised on the best basis for the changed conditions ? Could not many of the 1,100 existing Unions be amalgamated? Should the basis of association be (a) employment in the same firm or establishment; (b) skill in the same craft or ability to " take each other's place " ; (c) employment in the same industry, in the sense of co-operating in the production of a single commodity or service ? (Note that each of these is logically inconsistent with the exclusion of one sex, or any race or nationality; and also with the requirement of any particular apprenticeship or past experience.) Where should the rules place the power to decide (a) in an emergency ; (b) on less urgent matters of policy? What powers should be given to (a) the Central Executive; (b) the local Branch or District Committee; (c) an elected Council, meeting quarterly ; (d) a delegate meeting; (e) a vote by post of all the members or branch meetings? (Note the importance of the principle that the power of decision must be inseparable from the liability to pay for the results.)