The Clothing Workers of Great Britain

By S.P Dobbs

© 2005 – Routledge

240 pages

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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

CLOTHING WORKERS OF GB: S P DOBBS:

CONTENTS

page

Author’s Preface… ix

Introduction by the Rt. Hon. Sidney Webb,

LL.B., MP. … xi

chapter

I. Introductory… 1

II. The Clothing Trades… 10

III. The Localization of the Industry… 33

IV. Wage Regulation and the Trade Boards… 83

V. The Wage Level and Methods of Wage Payment… 107

VI. Trade Unions… 125

VII. Employers’ Associations… 146

VIII.… Apprenticeship and the Problem of Recruitment… 161

IX. The Decline of Homework and Sweating. General Review of Conditions in the Industry… 172

Bibliography… 203

Appendix I. Numbers Engaged in the Clothing Trades… 205

Appendix II. Earnings… 207

Appendix III. Methods of Wage-Payment… 209

Appendix IIIa, Example of ‘Log’ Rates… 209

Appendix IV. Methods of Work in the Retail Bespoke Tailoring Trades… 212

Index… 215

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