The Agricultural Labourer; Assistant Commissioners' Reports Presented to Both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty Volume 1

The Agricultural Labourer; Assistant Commissioners' Reports Presented to Both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... fond of saying "trctotalers are scarce in these parts." In some places evening lunch is given when the men are kept late, that is bread and cheese and beer and sometimes meat also. Mr. Bowen-Jones gives 5d. an hour overtime, Mr. Nicholls, of Bavston Hill, gives 4d. an hour overtime, and the practice of giving money instead of beer is gradually coming into vogue. Some_give a lump sum of 2!. 10s. to 3!. to cover the hay and corn harvesr, the men finding their own food. 'l'he usual practice is to pay 5s. a day for a month, and let the men find everything for themselves, but it is not an uncommon practice to give them food and beer and only ordinary pay. Others give a lump sum of 21. 10s. or 31. for both harvests in lieu of food and drink. The best men are said to prefer the money, but a great many choose to ha.ve the food instead. 69. Mr. Hillyar Chapman, of Kilhendre and Mr. Monday, of Albrighton, give ls. aday beer money, and Mr. BowenJones, of Ensdon. says of the Powis estate: ---" Very few on " this lordship givebeer; but off the lordship beer is com" monly given. In one place three men unloading and " stacking finished 15 quarts by ll o'clock a.m. in harvest." 70. A few who pay ordinary wages and find the food in harvest, give money for overtime besides. The ordinary wage in this way is raised to ltis. or l7s. a week. Mr. Monday's pay is 3511. an hour at Albrighton, others pay 411. and 511., but after 7 p.m. it rises to 611. an hour. 71. Perquisities and allowances vary on dil'erent farms, but the best mode of understanding what is generally obtainable is to take actual examples from one or two farmers. Mr. Bowen-Jones, of Ensdon, describes the perquisites of his difl"erent men...show more

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  • Paperback | 402 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 717g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236833899
  • 9781236833891