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.