Work and Wages Practically Illustrated

Work and Wages Practically Illustrated

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...by two or three artisans, relieving each other, as one watch relieves another on board ship? In driving the machinery of steam ships it has been found necessary, on all long voyages, to have three sets of engineers and firemen. Why should not the day be divided into three periods of eight hours, or the working day be extended to sixteen hours--two sets of men being employed? The change arising from the increasing use of machinery seems to render corresponding modifications in the application of labour to industrial production essential. I am aware that my solution of the difficulty is not universally, nor perhaps geneThe fol lowing remarks by Mr. Alexander, whose rally, approved by practical men. name has been already mentioned, very forcibly and clearly set forth the arguments of those who are opposed to a change in the present system. " With reference to increasing the productive power of plant by working it on the 'relay' system, there are two-suggestions, which may be offered in support of the idea that such a scheme will not prove so remunerative as might be anticipated. In It is true that our systems have changed greatly since the 'good old times' when we were told that the first place, it is unnatural. 'the night cometh when no man can work.' But still the fact remains that up till now men love the daylight rather than darkness, and moreover require (a fact to be noted by Extra wages on " night shifts. " day duty." "The amount varies from twenty-five to fifty per cent. in excess of the ordinary wages. A very serious addition; and this must therefore be set against any advantage gained by the more continuous application of fixed capital to the powers of machinery....show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236938089
  • 9781236938084