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One worker remembers the hours she had to work

Working hours.wma

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In 1928, when I first started, it was eight until six and Saturday morning, for 10/- (50p) a week. And you had no breaks or nothing, you just had to take a flask and drink it at your machine or whatever you were doing, you know, your cup. But later on as things progressed and the unions became involved, then we got tea breaks and we also got, we had holidays with no pay whatsoever in those days.

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