WORKING CONDITIONS in pre indstrial era

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  • WORKING CONDITIONS
    • PARLIAMENT LAWS
      • FACTORY ACT 1833
        • no one to work under age of 9
        • 9-12 years only work 8 hours a day
      • MINES ACT 1842
        • no women/children allowed underground
      • 10 HOURS ACT 1847
        • restrictions for women & children
        • abolition of slavery
    • LABOUR HOURS & WAGES
      • 14-16 hours a day
      • 6 days a week
      • $1.25 a day for unskilled workers
      • $3 a day for skilled workers
      • women & children got a 1/3 of these prices
    • CHILDREN AT WORK
      • forced to work at young ages in factories and mines
      • lucky ones apprenticed into trade
      • less lucky ones had to go into farming & spinning
      • small children could crawl under machinery to close and open ventilation doors
      • were payed very little
      • many died due to unsafe machinery that wasn't checked
      • many siblings had loved ones that were lost
      • in the Stockport & Manchester cotton factories 50% of workers started from under the age of 10
    • FACTORY CONDITIONS
      • dark - only natural light was used
      • dangerous machinery
      • they had few breaks so were working long hours
      • lung diseases occurred - spread quickly
      • lack of education or physical activity
      • dirty & unsanitary conditions
    • BRIEF HISTORY
      • 1800's when industrial revolution in Britian was
      • 1837 - 80% of Britians lived in the countryside
      • 19th century - 50% of population lived in towns & cities
      • new machines were invented therefore less manual labour so many flocked to towns to look for jobs

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