Working Conditions

people worked long hard hours with poor safety and wages

Working Hours

  • Working hours were very long and ranged from 12-16 hours.
  • There jobs were very hard and tiring. They worked 6 days a week.
  • Very short lunch breaks.


  • The workers wages were different for each person.
  • Men were payed 10-15 shillings a week
  • Women were payed 5 shillings per week
  • Children were payed 1 shilling per week

Safety of Machinery

  • Machines were dangerous and dirty
  • Little to no lighting
  • lost limbs
  • got diseases
  • unclean work environments


Workers faced hard working conditions because of safety, wages, and, hours. The safety of factories was very minimal and deaths happened in the workplace a lot. The wages were not enough seeing that they only made around 15 shillings at most. The hours were unbearable, with people working 12-16 hours a day.


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