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Soviet Russia: an investigation by British women trade unionists, April to July, 1925 - Image 44. 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/5475.

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(1925). Soviet Russia: an investigation by British women trade unionists, April to July, 1925 - Image 44. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5543/show/5475

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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
Type (DCMI)
  • 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
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
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Transcript I twenty-one days may elapse between days allowed off, but where a woman is irregular, she must supply a medical certificate at the beginning of each menstruation period. In view of the fact, however, that these extra days off make the labour power of women more expensive than that of men, there is a tendency on the part of the women in the trade unions to demand the abolition of this rule, substituting for days off during menstruation the transference of women workers during this period to other lighter employment in the same factory. To safeguard the health of the working mother and the child, an expectant mother working in a factory gets leave of absence eight weeks before and eight weeks after the birth of her child. During this period she not only retains her post, but she gets her full average wages. Should the mother after childbirth still be ill after her two months' statutory leave of absence she is entitled to an additional eight weeks' leave of absence on presenting a medical certificate. No part of this time off, before and after childbirth, may count for the statutory annual holiday. Women clerical and brain workers get six weeks' leave of absence before and after the birth of a child, but certain classes of these workers also enjoy the eight weeks' period, namely : telephonists on telephone stations; telegraphists; post office sorters; midwives, nurses, and doctors ; massagists ; directors and assistants in mental hospitals and in hospitals for infectious diseases, &c. ; travelling and district doctors and assistant dentists in Soviet clinics ; directors and assistants in children's homes, kindergartens, and colonies, as well as in homes for defectives : teachers in village schools and in primary and secondary residential schools ; drill instructors ; educational workers in prisons ; artistes (in theatres, circuses, &c.); all women employed on night work ; travelling inspectors and instructors ; pharmaceutists ; shop assistants in Soviet distributive centres ; typists. After a miscarriage women factory workers, and also those in the above categories, have three weeks' leave of absence, with pay, other women workers get two weeks'. An inspector of labour is empowered to transfer an expectant mother to lighter work, either on her request or on his own initiative. To safeguard further the interests of the expectant mother, the latter may not be dismissed except in exceptional cases ; such dismissal may only be carried out with the consent of the Inspector of Labour. In cases where the staff is cut down, expectant mothers, and women who have no one to support them and who have young children, are the last to be dismissed. When such a woman is dismissed, she may under no circumstances be evicted from her dwelling, and her children may not be excluded from any nursery, kindergarten, school, or home they attend belonging to the enterprise from which the woman has been dismissed, until she has found other employment. An expectant mother taking her leave of absence for childbirth receives the wages for the whole of that time from the social insurance funds. In addition, on the birth of a child to such a woman, or to the wife of an insured worker, an allowance is made for the purchase of clothes, &c., for the new-born child ; the sum thus allowed is equal to the average monthly wage in the district, and a further sum equal to one-quarter of the average monthly wage is allowed for nine months from the birth of the child for feeding it. (28) 1\ ■■