WORKING CONDITIONS

WORKING CONDITIONS WERE VERY BAD

WORKING HOURS

  • WORKING HOURS WERE VERY LONG AND USUALLY RANGED FROM 12-14 HOURS PER DAY
  • THEY WORKED USUALLY 6 DAYS A WEEK
  • VERY SHORT LUNCH BREAKS TO EAT


WAGES

  • MADE LITTLE MONEY
  • MEN MADE 10-15 SHILLINGS A WEEK
  • WOMEN MADE 5 SHILLINGS A WEEK
  • CHILDREN MADE 1 SHILLING A WEEK
  • RENT WAS 45 SHILLINGS A MONTH AND 1 POUND OF TEA COSTED 6 SHILLINGS


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SAFETY OF MACHINERY

  • MACHINES WERE DIRTY AND DANGEROUS
  • LOCKED WINDOWS AND DOORS AND THE CEILINGS WERE LOW
  • NO OR LITTLE LIGHTING
  • COULD LOSE LIMBS
  • MACHINES WERE UNGUARDED
  • LUNGS AND THROATS GOT INFECTIONS FROM BAD, POLLUTED AIR


SOURCES

  • PLACARDS
  • INTERNET
  • BOOK


CONCLUSION

WORKING CONDITIONS WERE VERY BAD FOR PEOPLE AS THEY COULD BARELY LIVE. WHILE MEN MADE 10-15 SHILLINGS A WEEK, WOMEN MADE 5 AND CHILDREN ONLY MADE 1. NOT ONLY WERE THE WAGES BAD, THE HOURS AND CONDITIONS GOT WORSE. THE UNSAFE MACHINERY PUT MANY PEOPLE TO RISK AND WOULD BE FIRED IF INJURED. LUNG DISEASES WERE ALSO COMMON FROM THE POLLUTED AIR. THE PEOPLE THAT WORKED USUALLY HAD 12-16 HOUR DAYS WHICH WAS TERRIBLE AND HAD 6 DAY WEEKS. THESE CONDITIONS MADE WORKING VERY HARD.