Labor Reforms In Britain & Beyond

By. King C. Francisco C.

Child Labor

Very common in industrialized Britain with Children working in poor conditions for long hours and little pay
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Indian workers on strike.

A way we see labor reforms in today is Indian workers going on strike because they oppose a government reform making it easier to lay off workers.

Goal

The biggest goal of the labor reforms was to get government to play a larger role in helping workers and regulating working conditions.

Leaders in favor of Reforms

Affects in Britain and the World

Social, Economic, Political

Britain

Social- Influenced by the enlightenment, the main goal was to make society better for the poor and working class

Economic- The reform movement started because the rich were getting richer and the poor were getting poorer.

Political- Mines Act(1842) which prohibited children under 12 years old to work in mines.

World

Social- Government ownership helps eliminate gretty business owners

Economic- increased wealth in industrialized countries

Political- created idea that government action should promote policies that do the most good for the most people.