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Unprecedented Scenes at Reading Biscuit Factory, 1916
 
   
Unprecedented Scenes at Reading Biscuit Factory, 1916
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Brief Description: Cutting about a factory strike from the Berkshire Chronicle
Subject Date: 1916
Creator: Foulsham
Publisher: Berkshire Chronicle
 
Full Description: Pay was notoriously low at Huntley & Palmers. In 1916 labour relations worsened after a girl was sacked for leaving work without permission. The National Union of Gas Workers and General Labourers passed resolutions demanding higher pay and better working conditions. An increase of 5 Shillings for men and 3 Shillings for women was offered with the abolition of the war bonus. The union demanded this increase on top of the bonus and called a strike from mid-day on Friday 14th July. However, after a meeting with Howard Palmer, the union accepted the offer and the strike ended.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Huntley & Palmers Factory, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 20.0cm, Width: 26.5cm
Subject: trade <food mfr>, societies <union>, working life, strike
Content Type: newspaper
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1973.705.1
Unique ID: rm-rm-1973_705_1~1_436-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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