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The Changing Face of Work. Questionnaire: key questions. How old were you when you started your first job? What hours did you work? Do you remember how much you got paid? What did the job entail?. Staff examples. Have working conditions always been the same in the UK?. Memorial for the
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Questionnaire: key questions • How old were you when you started your first job? • What hours did you work? • Do you remember how much you got paid? • What did the job entail?
Memorial for the Hartley Pit Disaster 1862
Enlargement of the Hartley Pit Memorial
How have the employment laws in the UK changed over the years? • 1601 – Elizabethan Poor Law • Money was raised by putting a tax on land and buildings. • It provided ‘outdoor relief’ through workhouses • ‘Indoor relief’ was available by providing food and clothing to those at home.
How did the employment laws in the UK change in the 20th Century? • National Minimum Wage Act 1998 - £6.08 per hour – 28 days paid holiday per year. • Working Time Regulations 1998 – right to leave for child care, 20 minutes break every 6 hour shift • Equalities Act 2010 – ensures people are judged by the content of their character not their gender, sexual orientation, race, beliefs, disability or age.
Reflection “Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.” Henry David ThoreauWork to live? Or live to work?
Many thanks to: • Andrew Moy (Year 10) Co-ordinator • Ross Whyatt (Year 10) Cameraman, video editing, music.