The State in Relation to Labour

Macmillan, 1894 - 171 páginas

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Página 132 - An agreement or combination by two or more persons to do or procure to be done any act in contemplation or furtherance of a trade dispute between employers and workmen shall not be indictable as a conspiracy if such act committed by one person would not be punishable as a crime.
Página 72 - The institution of long apprenticeships has no tendency to form young people to industry. A journeyman who works by the piece is likely to be industrious, because he derives a benefit from every exertion of his industry. An apprentice is likely to be idle, and almost always is so, because he has no immediate interest to be otherwise. In the inferior employments, the sweets of labour consist altogether in the recompense of labour.
Página 57 - Eight hours to work, eight hours to play, Eight hours to sleep, and eight shillings a day!
Página 72 - ... being paid in proportion to the little work which he could execute, and paying in his turn for the materials which he might sometimes spoil through awkwardness and inexperience.
Página 127 - Where any person wilfully and maliciously breaks a contract of service or of hiring, knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that the probable consequences of his so doing, either alone or in combination with others, will be to endanger human life, or cause serious bodily injury, or to expose valuable property whether real or personal to destruction or serious injury...
Página 157 - Fowler. MACAULAY. By J. Cotter Morison. MILTON. By Mark Pattison. POPE. By Leslie Stephen. SCOTT. By RH Hutton. SHELLEY. By JA Symonds. SHERIDAN. By Mrs. Oliphant.
Página 6 - The first step must be to rid our minds of the idea that there are any such things in social matters as abstract rights.
Página 59 - That every Fly-wheel directly connected with the Steam Engine or Water-wheel or other mechanical Power, whether in the Engine House or not, and every Part of a Steam Engine and Water-wheel, and every Hoist or Teagle, near to which Children or young Persons are liable to pass or be employed," and all Parts of the Mill-gearing in a Factory, shall be securely fenced...
Página 101 - ... and improvident class than themselves. The time, however, is past when the friends of human improvement can look with complacency on the attempts of small sections of the community, whether belonging to the labouring or any other class, to organize a separate class interest in antagonism to the general body of labourers...

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