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Soviet Russia: an investigation by British women trade unionists, April to July, 1925 - Image 36. 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/5467.

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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
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Transcript in no way inferior to similar class of workshops in England. We talked both to the owners of the workshops and the working men and women. The owners did not complain of the present regime, but neither were they enthusiastic. However, they said they were not doing badly, and that they could work and live much better now than a year or two ago. There were restrictions which they did not like, but these were far less vexatious than formerly, and did not interfere materially with the carrying on of their business. We then went in to see the workers, and here we met with a striking illustration of the fact that it is really the workers who are the governing class in the Soviet Union to-day. We had previously told the trade union official who accompanied us that when we interviewed the workers we should prefer the owner not to be present, just as we often intimated to a trade union official accompanying us that we wanted to speak to the working men or women entirely in private (and there was never any objection to that, the official herself often suggesting that course). When in each case we went into the workroom the owner invariably accompanied us, but the trade union official every time told the employer politely, but quite plainly, that we did not require his presence, as we desired to interview the workers entirely in private. In every case, the owner, although he evidently did not altogether like it, bowed to the inevitable, and with a " Very well " left us. From our conversation with the workers we found that all of them were members of the Union, but only some were members of the Communist Party. Their hours of work were eight per day, their holidays were exactly the same as those in the State factories. Their wages, both men and women, averaged sixty-six roubles (roughly £7) a month. Some were much higher. Questioned as to the conditions now in comparison with pre-revolutionary days, they said there was no comparison, not only did they appreciate their political liberation, but they said that materially they were also now better off. For instance, they no longer had to do night work, and they seemed to appreciate particularly their summer holiday with pay. We asked them also what their employers were like, and in every case we found that the present-day employers behaved pretty well to the workers, and we heard no complaints against them. ( 20 )