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Soviet Russia: an investigation by British women trade unionists, April to July, 1925 - Image 27. 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/5458.

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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
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  • 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
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8302907~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Transcript Chapter III PRINTING AND PAPER MAKING Papermaking Congress at the Palace of Labour, Moscow IMMEDIATELY after arrival in Moscow the whole of the Delegation were invited to attend the Papermaking Congress, which was in progress at the Palace of Labour. It was attended by 160 delegates, representing 30,000 members in the Papermakers' Union. We received hearty and sincere greetings from the Women's Section particularly, and afterwards the president gave us much information concerning the progress that had been made in the papermaking industry. He informed us that the workers received one month's holiday per year, with pay, and that 880 members of the Union had been sent to rest homes in 1924, also that there were 287 workers who contributed material to the Paper- makers' Journal, which has a circulation of 6,000 copies. There was an educational section fitted up in the adjoining room showing the state of trade, imports and exports, production and consumption, samples of wood and mechanical pulp, state of organisation, and the prospects for 1925. In the paper mills which we visited we were struck by the fact that there were two and sometimes three qualified men on the machines and in the beating house. Women were employed on filling in on wastepaper machines. In the Salle the women wore long peaked caps to prevent eyestrain, and whilst young girls sort and count the small sizes, older women do the heavier work. The average wage of workers in the Salle was fifty to sixty roubles per month (£5 6s. to £6 7s.), all the workers being on piecework. The average wage of machinemen and beatermen was from 120 to 130 roubles per month (£12 4s. to £13 15s.). In a mill, making a high grade paper we saw only rags used as raw materials ; these are specially washed, disinfected, and dried, and afterwards sent to the cutting department. The cutting of the rags is done by women, and the tables holding the rags have grid tops, underneath which are exhaust pipes for extracting the dust. The air in this department is changed nine times within the hour. The workers all wear overalls, which are supplied and also washed by the firm. There were eighty hand cutters employed, and in other departments there were 1,620. The wages are sixty roubles per month. Baths are provided after 5 p.m. each day. Separate lockers are provided for each worker for clothes, and in every department we found pure drinking water provided. In the calendar and cutter house we noticed that there were two men on each machine, in addition to the apprentices. Some of the mills have factory schools attached to them, where boys and girls attend as apprentices. At the age of fourteen years four hours are spent in the factory and four in the school. At the age of sixteen years six hours are spent in the factory and two hours in the school, and only after the age of eighteen years are they allowed to work the full (11) B