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Saturday 4 March 1916 - The question of wages

Category World War I: Labour issues/Military Tribunals
The Evesham Journal
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It is upon the vexed question of wages, the biggest problem will most likely occur in connection with the matter of women’s labour. It  ought to have been quite obvious to everybody by now that women workers will have to be paid a decent wage, but apparently there are still some farmers who think they are going to get women for only 10s a week. Mr Acland thinks that for piece-work women should be paid at the same rate as men; and that their time rate should be 3d or 4d an hour, so that they can earn 15s or 16s during the week.