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Soviet Russia: an investigation by British women trade unionists, April to July, 1925 - Image 48. 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/5479.

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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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  • 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 I We thus see that, although the women are undoubtedly being drawn into the trade unions, Russia is no exception to the rule that interesting women in trade unions, and, as we shall see below, in public work generally, is a far more difficult matter than similar work amongst men—another proof of how akin the workers are the whole world over ! When we come to the proportion of women delegates attending the congresses of the All Russian Council of Trade Unions, we find that it varies between 4 per cent, and 5 per cent. The following table shows the proportion of women to the total delegation from various trade unions at the last congress of the A.R.C.T.U. as well as the proportion of women amongst the paid responsible officials in these unions :— Women Delegates to A.R.C.T.U. Congress Total number of delegates Per cent, of women Union To total delegates To total number of paid officials Garment workers Food Paper Textile Printers Chemical Soviet Workers (Civil Servants) Medical and Health workers Educational Municipal Railway Miners 5 11 6 54 8 24 69 32 56 19 84 48 200 18-2 16-7 130 12-5 8-3 7-2 6-3 5-4 5-3 3-6 21 13-3 25 0 3-8 13-9 1-9 31 7-3 131 11-3 1-3 1-6 2-3 Some of the unions had no women delegates at all; thus the Metal Workers' Union, which contains 12-7 per cent, of women members, had no women delegates, and so on. On the other hand the number of women taking an active part in the local trade union organisations, such as the factory workshop committees and their cultural, labour protection and other commissions, is much more satisfactory. The percentage of women among the delegates to these organisations was 19'5 on April 1, 1924, and since then it has risen considerably, although we were unable to obtain the exact figure. Seeing that the percentage of women members in the trade unions is nearly 26, a 19-5 percentage of active local workers is not bad. As is to be expected women take a most active part in the commissions on the protection of labour, amongst which women delegates constitute 25-5 per cent. Next come the educational commissions, where the percentage of women delegates is 24. In the disputes commissions, which deal with differences of views on wages, &c, between the workers of the enterprise and the employer, managers, or Administrative Hoard, only ll-l per cent, are women. The following table shows the increase in the number of women members of local factory workshop committees in various classes of unions : (32) i