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Bruket och arbetarna: Arbets- och anställningsförhållanden vid Åtvidabergs kopparverk 1800-1890
Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Department of History.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper illustrates the working conditions at the copper factory in Åtvidaberg during 1800-1890 from different views. The highest salary was given to the building contractor. Thereafter came in order the rust turners, the garmaker, the melter, the ore booker, the factory supervisor and the garmaker hand. Also the rest of the working conditions for different employees might differ from each other in this order. The mine workers generally earned a little less than the other workers at the factory, and especially the workers in the Bersbo mine. The salary was mainly taken out in cash, rye, herring, salt and schnaps. Other benefits that the workers enjoyed included accomodation, firewood, potatoe land, free medical care and medicaments, temporary disability pension, great profits for women and children, a permament working profit etcetera. The factory workers and especially the miners in Åtvidaberg had poor working conditions, they were low-paid and had much to do during long working days which lasted around 12-15.5 hours in a non-confidental working environment. Women and children had worse working conditions than men.

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2008. , 36 p.
Keyword [sv]
Åtvidaberg, kopparverk, brukshistoria, arbetarhistoria, industrihistoria
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-15955ISRN: LIU-ISAK/HI-C--08/0004--SEOAI: diva2:128476
D315, D-huset Campus Valla, Linköping (Swedish)
Available from: 2009-02-26 Created: 2008-12-17 Last updated: 2009-02-26Bibliographically approved

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