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SERVANT PROBLEM.

A BRITISH SCHEME. A scheme for standardisation, of domestic employment on the lines of a modern industry has been prepared by the Gloucester Local Advisory SubCommittee, and forwarded to the.Mm- - istry of Labour. The minimum rotes of swages and' hours of. employment under the scheme are as follows:— Wages. In houses with.six servants:—: Per annum. , Cooks ... ... ... £40 Ladies-maids ... .... £30 Parlour and house maids... £25 General maids £20 In houses witli four servants: — Cooks £30 Other maids ... ' ... £20 In houses with two servants:— Cooks, ladies' maids, and parlour maids ... ••... £20 General maids .... £15 to £20 In houses with one servant... £20 After six months' service, and for each subsequent month, a week's lioli--day on full wages. Meal Times. Breakfast * hour . Dinner ... ... 1 hour . Tea . ...... I hour. - Time Out.

Two hours a day. One half-day a week. Half a day. every Sunday, or whole day every ether Sunday.. Wages for Daily or Part-time Servants. For general work, with dinner, three hours' work—ls 6d " v ■ Every additional -hour—4d per hour.- \^ ■General work, without dinner,, three hours' work—2s 6d. Every additional hour—od per hour. Washing, four hours or less, with dinner—2s 6d Every additional hour—4d per hour. Washing, four hours, without dinner 4s. Weekly work, without dinner—6d per

hour. When the scheme was approved by the domestics, it was decided that, the Ministry "of Labour should be asked-to consider the advisability of extending the scope of the Insurance Act to cover domestic employment.

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SERVANT PROBLEM., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9573, 31 March 1919

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SERVANT PROBLEM. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9573, 31 March 1919

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