Report of the Royal Commission on the Relations of Labor and Capital in Canada Volume 1

Report of the Royal Commission on the Relations of Labor and Capital in Canada Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...wo. kman should have any advantage tooe derived from them. When an employer has made a bargain for the execution of certain work he is guilty of an injustice if. taking advantage of his position, he binds his workman, under penalty of the loss of wages earned, to remain in his service for fifteen days without any guarantee of work during that time. When a workman's job is completed his bargain is finished. is at an end, and he has a right to his pay. It is absurd to contend that because this workman may have agreed to do a certain work for A. A will have the right to keep him during fifteen days in his service, even though another master, B, should offer him 10 per cent. more for his labor. This combination of payment by the piece and engagement by time, which is legally recognized in the Province of Quebec, is another form of the "sweating process.' This combination has given rise to a very reprehensible form of the sweating process. It places the time of the workman at the absolute disposal of the master, without the latter being obliged to furnish work to his employed So true is this, that the workman working by the piece is obliged, under pain of fine, to be at the workshop at seven in the morning, though the employer is not obliged to give him work, and it often happens that the workman has to wait an hour or two before getting anything to do. The workman by the piece is obliged also to remain at the shop for hours, and sometimes days, without work and on pay-day he has to wait for his pay and to remain hours without work. the same as workmen by the day. This is an abuse that cannot be too strongly condemned. When workmen are engaged by the day they are compelled to work continuously during the working hours, and when they are engaged...
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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236629515
  • 9781236629517