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Soviet Russia: an investigation by British women trade unionists, April to July, 1925 - Image 83. 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/5514.

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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
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript ance of the workers. From conversations with the workers we found that in this factory most of the women were employed on unskilled or on semi-skilled work, their earnings averaging 35 roubles per month (£3 14s. ). The men's average wages is about 55 roubles per month (£5 16s.). They work an eight hour day, but in the more unhealthy departments the working day is only six hours. The holidays at this factory arc one month, and in the injurious sections, two months. In these sections the women get a daily ration of milk and butter. Most of the workers employed here are Tartar and they were particularly enthusiastic about the change for the better that had set in since the establishment of the Soviet Government. The first time in their lives, they said they felt themselves to be the masters of their own destiny. They could use their own language freely, they elected their own representative to the Balaclava local and central organs of Government. They were encouraged by the authorities to educate themselves, and they no longer felt themselves treated as inferiors by Russian rulers. We questioned them particularly as to their material conditions, and invariably received the answer that these were now not only better than a year or two ago, but that they were very considerably better than they had been before the war. Amongst the women at work, we came across one, a Tartar, who was a member of the Crimean Central Executive Committee, that is of the Crimean Government. Although a member of the Government, she continued to work at the factory like any other working woman. When, however, the Central Executive is in session, in the day time, she gets the necessary time off with pay. After leaving the factory, we went to a Tartar Home for Orphan Children. The whole place was very clean though somewhat smelly owing evidently to the Eastern spices used in the cooking. The rooms were bright and airy, and there was a good garden attached with lilac trees and fine flower beds. The children looked clean and well fed though not too well dressed. Most of them could speak Russian, although they are taught in (67 1