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Soviet Russia: an investigation by British women trade unionists, April to July, 1925 - Image 26. 1925. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 2, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5543/show/5457.

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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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  • Text
  • Image
Original Item Extent xxi, 88 pages, 1 leaf including frontispiece, illustrations, portraits, facsimiles folded plates; 26 cm
Original Item Location DK265.B67385
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8302907~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Transcript quent ostracism of Russian industry and trade, and the refusal of the Western countries to do business with the Soviets on ordinary business credit terms, have necessarily resulted in the comparatively slow progress in the development of the industries of the Soviet Union. This in its turn made it impossible for industrial enterprises and institutions to pay their contributions to the insurance fund punctually. Hence these funds were very weak and could not support the insured in that degree of comfort which it was the aim of the authorities to attain. It was essential before all things for the benefit of the State as a whole, that the active skilled workers should not in any way deteriorate by reason of temporary incapacitation, or unemployment, hence from the very first the benefits to such classes of workers was made equal to their average wages when in work, thus insuring that the workers most needed for the development of industry would return to work as speedily as possible, and in an unimpaired condition. It was also pointed out to us that the issue of pensions to the totally incapacitated, by reason of age, accident or war, and to widows and orphans, required insurance workers of experience and that the Soviet Insurance Departments had been very short of such men of experience. Now, however, that the Soviet industries had been very considerably strengthened, insurance contributions were coming in more regularly. Thus, in March, 1923, only 30 per cent, of the contributions had been paid in, whereas, by the middle of 1924, 85 per cent, had been paid and in Moscow about 95 per cent. Moreover, experience in the work of insurance is being rapidly acquired, and it is hoped that in the very near future it will be found possible to increase all classes of pensions as well as the unemployed benefits. It should, of course, be noted that apart from the benefits received by the unemployed from the insurance funds each trade union also has its own system of benefits for its unemployed. In addition to benefits and treatment for workers who have already fallen ill, a great amount of work is being done by the Insurance Fund Committees together with the Health Departments and Trade Unions as far as means will permit, to prevent illness. In the first place they endeavour to improve the working conditions in factory, workshop, and institutions, by insisting on the carrying out of the provisions on the protection of labour included in the code of labour laws, and where necessary penalising the enterprise for failure to do so by imposing the maximum contribution towards the insurance of the workers as described above. Secondly, they carry on a vigorous propaganda on hygiene by means of lectures, posters, leaflets, the organisation of exhibitions and health museums at or near the factories. Thirdly, by sending workers to Health institutions or sanatoria, as they are called in the U.S.S.R. for six to eight weeks as a rule, often before they have become actually ill, or by sending them to night sanatoria. Both these classes of institutions are described in Chapter XVII. The Health Departments also pay special attention to the study of the causes, treatment and prevention of special trade diseases, and a special Central Institute for this purpose was organised in Moscow in honour of the fifth anniversary of the organisation of a Soviet medical service. (10)