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By Sheila Blackburn

ISBN-10: 0754632644

ISBN-13: 9780754632641

ISBN-10: 1138272485

ISBN-13: 9781138272484

the character of sweating and the origins of low pay laws are of basic social, monetary and ethical significance. even supposing tough to outline, sweating, in line with a decide on committee demonstrated to enquire the difficulty, was once characterized by means of lengthy hours, terrible operating stipulations and chiefly by means of low pay. through the start of the 20th century the govt. expected that as much as a 3rd of the British crew should be classed as sweated labour, and for the 1st time in a century started to take into consideration introducing laws to handle the matter. while historians have written a lot on unemployment, poverty reduction and different such comparable social and business matters, rather little paintings has been performed at the motives, quantity and personality of sweated labour. That paintings which has been performed has tended to target the tailoring trades in London and Leeds, and fails to provide a huge evaluate of the phenomenon and the way it built and adjusted over the years. against this, this quantity adopts a huge nationwide and long-run process, delivering a extra holistic figuring out of the topic. Rejecting the argument that sweating used to be basically a London or gender comparable challenge, it paints an image of a frequent and always transferring trend of sweated labour around the state, that was once to finally convince the govt. to introduce laws within the kind of the 1909 Trades Board Act. It used to be this act, meant to wrestle sweated labour, which was once to shape the cornerstone of low pay laws, and the barrier to the creation of a minimal salary, for the following ninety years.

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