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Work Day at Siberian Mountain Mines in the late 19th - early 20th century

Tomsk State University Bulletin. History. 2013. No. 6 (26)

V.P. Zinoviev

The article presents an analysis of dynamics and structure of the working day at Siberian mines in the late 19th - early 20th century. The tendency of reducing working hours in all industries while maintaining large dispersion of parameters linked to profession and forms of remuneration. Paid-by-the-hour workers had shifts longer than miners on a piecework payment. Commute, assignment process, overtime work made up a significant part of their working hours. According to the author, workday duration of Siberian miners was the same as a workday in European part of Russia.

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