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Soviet Russia: an investigation by British women trade unionists, April to July, 1925 - Image 19. 1925. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 27, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5543/show/5450.

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Title Soviet Russia: an investigation by British women trade unionists, April to July, 1925
Contributor (Local)
  • British Women Trade Unionist Delegation
Publisher W. P. Coates
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • London, England
Date 1925
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Labor unions
  • Women
  • Economics
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Social conditions
  • Employment
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
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Original Item Extent xxi, 88 pages, 1 leaf including frontispiece, illustrations, portraits, facsimiles folded plates; 26 cm
Original Item Location DK265.B67385
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Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Transcript Chapter I THE FACTORY WORKSHOP COMMITTEES. WHAT struck us most particularly in every factory we visited was the important part played by the factory workshop committee In the life of the workers. Such committees were not wholly unknown even before the revolution. They were often the organisations which led strikes, but of course their power and influence before the war was very limited, and for the most part their very existence was illegal. After the March revolution the factory workshop committees at once came into prominence. They carried on a continuous struggle with the owners and managers of the factories (who often tried to sabotage in order to bring the revolution into discredit) for maintaining productivity, and for this purpose the committees strove to obtain control over the various enterprises. On the other hand, even before the November revolution, many owners and officials had left the factories, and the factory workshop committees were often compelled to assume the full management. After the November revolution the workers began to participate in the regulation of industry as a whole, workers' control over industry being formally established by the decree of November 14, 1917. The factory workshop committees at first tended to become committees of management ; but as more and more enterprises were nationalised, special State departments were organised for the management of industry, such as the Supreme Economic Council, provincial, regional, and local economic councils, and so on, and the factory workshop committee exercised only a formal control over the enterprise with which it was directly connected. However, up to the introduction of the new economic policy in 1921 (/.*., the re-establishment of the free market and the reorganisation of the industries on State capitalist lines) the influence of the trade union and the factory workshop committees as their local organs in the regulation and management of industry was enormous. But the ruin brought about by the world and civil wars and the intervention of foreign countries, the poorness of the transport system even before the war, and its utter dislocation and wanton destruction by Whites during the wars, the lack of sufficient experts imbued with the ideals of the revolution, and the need to trade with other countries, made it imperative to place the industries on a commercial footing. That is to say, they were to be worked on strictly business lines, the profits of the industry going to the State. Under such circumstances the direct interference of the trade unions and the factory workshop committees in the actual management of the business side of the factories was found to be inconvenient. Nevertheless, the trade unions, even after the introduction of the new economic policy, retained and still retain very important functions in connection with the factories : thus they have the right to participate in all departments, (3)