Industrial Revolution Then & Now

By: Devin King

Jobs children did in factories

cleaning, picking up waste from under the feet of the older workers, scrambling under working machinery to clear waste away, activating pulleys when the amount of goods required them to be moved. were some of the many menial task children did in the workspace
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The shift manager is telling or saying something to the little girls to keep them working on the assembly line to make him more money

Hours, Food, & Working Conditions

working conditions were very tough, and sometimes tragic. Most laborers worked 10 to 14 hours a day, six days a week, with no paid vacation or holidays. Each industry had safety hazards too and the food that had to eat was worse it consisted of oatcakes, porridge, and mutton

Accidents that often happened

Apart from the numerous instances of mangled bodies of children caught in machines, and workers found dead in mine collapses, there were some very big accidents as well. One of these was the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

punishments children often faced

In a corner of the room there is an iron cistern filled with water. He takes the boy by the legs and dips him in the cistern, and sends him back to work. They would alsobeat them if they were late "if we were five minutes too late, the overlooker would take a strap, and beaten black and blue Sarah Carpenter was beaten on a regular basis.

Efforts to improve/stop children labour

Unions and grassroots groups are increasingly recognizing direct connections between worker rights and the fight against child labor. Recognizing child labor as a violation of children's and workers' rights, trade unions are joining with families and community and some people were concerned with the social and physical wellbeing of the children working in the factories.
Coal, Steam, and The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History #32