World of work

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  • The World of Work
    • Unit 9
    • 1857 - Sewing machine invented
    • 1867 - Agricultural Gangs Act
      • Banned employment of young girls
      • Women to only work in all-women gangs under a female gang-master
    • 1874 - Factory Act
      • 1896 - Factory Act
        • Minimum age = 11
      • 1901 - Factory Act
        • Minimum age = 12
        • max. hours for women = 9
      • Minimum age to work = 9
        • max. hours for women and youth = 10
    • 1874 - First typewriters sold in UK
    • 1878 - Factory and Workshop Act
      • Extends protection for women and young people in all industries
    • 1879 - Introduction of the telephone
    • 1888 - Bryant & May strike
      • Annie Besant
        • Women had formed a union - rare
          • Strikes by women even rarer
      • Phosphorus fumes in work place
        • Mistreatment of women, easily fined
    • 1909 - Trade Boards Act
      • Settles rate of earnings in: box-making, lace-making, chain-making and tailoring
    • 1919 - Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act
      • Illegal to bar women from a job due to their gender
      • Wasn't fully implemented in the civil service
      • 1926 - 75% of local authorities restricted the employment of married women

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