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Soviet Russia: an investigation by British women trade unionists, April to July, 1925 - Image 38. 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/5469.

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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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  • 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 the nature of the employment. Wages are also paid for all other statutory holidays, religious and revolutionary (such as May 1, November 7, March 8, March 18, New Year's Day, Christmas, and so on). Free medical service, free holidays at rest homes, including travelling expenses, similar free treatment at sanatoria, insurance against disablement, illness, accident and unemployment to which the worker contributes nothing, leave of absence with full pay for child birth, an allowance for the needs of the new-born infant, care of young children at the factory nurseries free of charge, reduced charges for all municipal services, such as gas, water, electricity, tramways, &c., free or cheap concert and theatre tickets, premises free of charge for trade union meetings, clubs, and so on and so on. All this makes a very real addition to the wages of the Russian worker, and we have no hesitation whatever in saying that, on the whole, the workers are by far better off now than they were in pre-war days. They do not yet enjoy the standard of life of our own best-paid workers, but their standard of life, even now, is no worse, in some respects it is much better, than that of the vast masses of our workers in Great Britain. The co-operatives, the stores and headquarters of which we visited in Moscow and other towns, play a great and increasing part in the life of the Russian workers, They help the latter considerably by supplying goods at lower prices than private shops and by granting goods on credit for a period of about six months. In all the industries we found that young people, both boys and girls, were only permitted to work full time at eighteen years of age (see Chapter xm). All juvenile workers, that is, workers up to the age of eighteen, receive at least one month's annual holiday with full pay, but if the trade is considered unhealthy this leave is extended to six weeks, and in many cases to two months. A feature that also struck us was the fact that we met a number of workers who, although pursuing their labour at the bench, were members of the Central Executive Committee, i.e., the Government, of their Republic, and in some cases even members of the Union Central Executive Committee, i.e., the Government of the U.S.S.R. We also visited the oilfields of Grozny and Baku, and here, too, we noted the same efforts at improvement of the industry and the gradual substitution of antiquated methods of production by modern ones. At the same time, the cultural and other needs of the workers were not being neglected. These areas are dealt with in the Men's Report, and therefore need not detain us, but we cannot help noting here, particularly the new workers' settlements that are springing up in Grozny and Baku. We visited both the old houses and the new ones that have been and are being erected. The old houses in which many of the wrorkers still have to live are terrible, the first new ones built were already a very great improvement, but each batch of houses put up are an improvement on those that went before. The rooms are larger, the lavatory accommodation better, and to the shower baths fitted in the earlier houses proper baths are added. The houses are all being fitted with electricity for lighting, and gas for cooking purposes ; in some a combined cooking oven is installed, in which either gas or wood may be used as required. Of course, the number of new houses erected is still wholly inadequate to the demand, but they are being put up as fast as the expansion of the industry permits. (22)