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Soviet Russia: an investigation by British women trade unionists, April to July, 1925 - Image 51. 1925. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 27, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5543/show/5482.

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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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Original Item Extent xxi, 88 pages, 1 leaf including frontispiece, illustrations, portraits, facsimiles folded plates; 26 cm
Original Item Location DK265.B67385
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Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Transcript Chapter X THE PEASANTRY THE land in the Soviet Union has been nationalised and is now all State property, but the bulk of it is granted to the peasantry for utilisation, practically, although not actually, in perpetuity. It was originally intended that each peasant or peasant family should have only so much land as can be worked by the peasant himself and his family, or by a number of families together, or by a co-operative society; but there are cases, alike on private, co-operative, and of course State farms, where hired help is essential, and as a matter of fact there are now over one and a-half million of hired labourers on peasant farms. The Land and Forest Workers' Union, which has a membership of over 378,000, of whom nearly 57,000 are women, caters for such farm labourers, as well as for all working peasants and for all sorts of hired village workers. The delegation was present at the first All-Union Congress of this union, at which 800 delegates from all over the Soviet Union were present. The chief business of this congress was the discussion of the conditions of work to be laid down for hired workers on the land. They also discussed in a businesslike manner questions affecting the organisation of the union. In general, the laws laid down for agricultural hired workers are very similar to those for other classes of workers, although the hours of labour and various other conditions are regulated in accordance with the special needs of agriculture. Russia, however, is no exception to the rule that trade union work and the enforcement of agricultural labourers' rights in the rural areas is far more difficult than corresponding work in the towns. A link has been established between the town and peasant workers by various unions, or by the workers of certain enterprises " adopting " villages. In such cases the union or workers of an enterprise take a special interestt n the peasants of the village they " adopt," sending them literature and lecturers, occasionally also gifts of agricultural implements, of textbooks for a school, clothes for a children's home, and so on. Sometimes the union or workers invite representatives of the village to visit the towns, showing them round the factories, clubs, museums, and generally doing what they can to enlighten and broaden the minds of the peasantry. In addition, this system of " adoption " helps to establish direct contact between town and country—a very important thing everywhere, but particularly so, in a country like the Soviet Union, where the town workers are in some respects the most advanced in the world, whereas the village populations are often amongst the most backward, if not in the world, at any rate in Europe and America. Social Insurance Among the Peasants The social insurance of the peasantry has to be carried out on a different plan from that of the town workers, as the Soviet authorities soon found (35)