Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire Into the Working of the Master and Servant ACT, 1867, and the Criminal Law Amendment ACT, 34 & 35 Vict. Cap. 32, and for Other Purposes; Together with Minutes of Evidence

Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire Into the Working of the Master and Servant ACT, 1867, and the Criminal Law Amendment ACT, 34 & 35 Vict. Cap. 32, and for Other Purposes; Together with Minutes of Evidence

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...we have more than six you shall " accept a deduction of 10 per cent. on your piece-work " prices, not touching the day-work rate at all." The reply of the men was that they would not accept such a reduction, but they would go and see their executive at Liverpool (where the executive of the boiler-makers as regards the northern district seems to reside), and see whether they would give them permission to accept this reduction. I believe (it was told me by our manager) that the men who came as a deputation admitted that the demand which we made was reasonable, considering the falling state of trade. They went to Liverpool, and the executive at Liverpool took the opportunity, which they had long been looking for, to try to discourage piece-work at our establishment. They said, " We will not recommend " you to. quarrel and to go out" (as the smiths had already done) "if you are offered this 10 per cent. " reduction, but we recommend you to apply to Messrs. " Sharp, Stewart, and Company to go on to day-work;" so that we are now at this very moment deterred from continuing our piece-work by the threat that if we do offer these men a reduction which we consider to be fair and reasonable, and which the deputation themselves consider fair and reasonable (they have said so at least in our presence), they will all strike and stop our work. And a most curious relation of facts took place between these men who went to Liverpool and the executive at Liverpool. The men said, " We did " not tell them any lies." Our manager said, " What " do you mean?" The reply was, " Why, we told them " that in one shop we could get 30 per cent., in ..".show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236822129
  • 9781236822123