Readjustment and Reconstruction Information: Readjustment and reconstruction activities in foreign countries. Washington, D.C. May 1, 1919, Part 3

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1919 - Reconstruction (1914-1939) - 188 pages
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Page 151 - To consider and investigate the relations of the hours of labour and of other conditions of employment, including methods of work, to the production of fatigue, having regard both to industrial efficiency and to the preservation of health among the workers'.
Page 151 - The duty of the board will be to initiate, organize and promote by research, grants, or otherwise, investigations in different industries, with a view to finding the most favorable hours of labor, spells of work, rest pauses, and other conditions applicable to the various processes according to the nature of the work and its demands on the worker. For these investigations the board looks forward to receiving the help of employers and workmen in the industries which are studied, and in appropriate...
Page 127 - ... of days. The third stage is represented in the Wages (Temporary Regulation) Act, passed in December, 1918, which repealed the provisions as to disputes of the Munitions of War Act, and sought to secure the maintenance for a period of six months, of the minimum wages generally applicable at the time of the Armistice. This act provided for the establishment of a court of arbitration to deal with differences referred to it by the Minister of Labor. The provisions of the Act were continued in effect...
Page 123 - The Four Pillars of the House that we propose to erect, resting upon the common foundation of the Democratic control of society in all its activities, may be termed, respectively : (a) The Universal Enforcement of the National Minimum ; (b) The Democratic Control of Industry ; (c) The Revolution in National Finance ; and (d) The Surplus Wealth for the Common Good.
Page 114 - To express the same idea in another way — the business of the Ministry is to be acquainted with all proposals for dealing with post-war problems which are under consideration by government departments or committees, or put forward by responsible bodies or persons, to study them in their bearings upon each other, to initiate proposals for dealing with matters which are not already covered and out of all this material to build up in consultation with the other Departments for submission to the Cabinet,...
Page 141 - The steps which should be taken with a view to the development and regulation, after the war. of aviation for civil and commercial purposes, from a domestic and Imperial, and an international standpoint.
Page 127 - Committee is not in a position to recommend which of these methods should be adopted in the first instance : (1) Further amalgamation of railway companies as a step towards unification. (2) Unification accompanied by private ownership and commercial management. (3) Unification by means of...
Page 94 - ... the greater part of the latter sum be appropriated to the costs of dispatching and maintaining students abroad. The proposal is to establish, in addition to the higher educational institutions already in existence, 10 high schools, 17 technical and commercial schools, 1 foreign-language school, and 1 school of pharmacy, besides extending the present colleges and organizing new ones. It is expected that the program will be completely carried into execution in the course of six years, and that...
Page 93 - Of this sum, 39,500,000 yen ($18,690,750) is to be expended on the building and extension of schoolhouses and 4,500,000 yen ($2,243,250) on the training of teachers. It is proposed that the greater part of the latter sum be appropriated to the costs of dispatching and maintaining students abroad. The proposal is to establish, in addition to the higher educational institutions already in existence, 10 high schools, 17 technical and commercial schools, 1 foreign-language school, and 1 school of pharmacy,...

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