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Soviet Russia: an investigation by British women trade unionists, April to July, 1925 - Image 32. 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/5463.

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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 shop. We found that the conditions were quite equal to any firm in England. So far as the card workers and weavers were concerned, the work seemed very good. We questioned the workers freely, and the general impression was that they were quite satisfied with the conditions under which they worked. We found that the workers could choose themselves whether they used the hand or suction threaded shuttle, the dangers of the latter being made clear. In general, the quality of the raw material was very good, and this plays a great part in making the work of the operative easier; but. through lack of certain kinds of materials necessary for running the machinery, it was noticed that the machines did not run as swiftly as they should have done. The hygienic arrangements of the factory are excellent, and adequate washing facilities are provided on every floor. The nursery attached to this particular mill is housed, as is mostly the case, in the former residence of the millowner. This factory had also an excellent dining room attached. There was also a dispensary, where we saw workers receiving first-aid and other treatment for minor ills. A qualified nurse is on constant duty at the dispensary. One great improvement over and above the conditions existing in England we saw in the apprentices' room. Here we found every kind of machinery necessary for use in a cotton mill, and here the young people come who intend to learn the trade, the conditions of their work, study and holidays being the same as in all other trades. The following is a typical illustration of the conversation we had with a number of the workers :— D. : " Are you satisfied with your conditions of work here ? " W. : "Yes," "no," &c. We turned to the dissatisfied ones. D. : " What do you complain of ? " W. : " We are being made to work too hard." D. : " Why, how many hours a day do you work ? " W. : " Eight hours, but whereas we used to mind only two looms, we are now about to be made to mind three looms." D. : " How many looms did you mind before the war ? " Some replied they did not know, they had not worked here before the war. Others replied : " Before the war, we invariably worked at three looms." We found that although before the war working on three looms was invariably the rule, after the Revolution it was decided to introduce the system of working on two looms, as three were found to be very exhausting. Now, however, the industry was faced with the need, above all things, to raise the output and to cheapen the cost of production. This question was discussed at meetings of workers jointly with trade union officials and the management of the factory, and it was decided by a large majority to introduce the practice of minding three looms. The Textile Union is wholeheartedly in favour of this measure. Further questioning elicited the fact that some textile factories had already adopted this measure, but the Trekhgornaya was only about to adopt it, and some of the workers who had not known the conditions of (16) !.»'! ■> ....■;':''!'?