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Short-Time Working

Volume 886: debated on Thursday 20 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment in which industries there are a significant number of workpeople at present on a three-day working week; and in which of those industries a full guaranteed week's wages

SHORT-TIME IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES IN GREAT BRITAIN FOR THE WEEK ENDED 14TH DECEMBER 1974
Number of operatives stood off for the whole week (000's)Number of operatives working part of the week (000's)Total number of hours lost (000's)
Food, drink and tobacco0·51·354·7
Food industries0·51·354·7
Coal and petroleum products0·5
Chemical and allied industries0·22·3
Metal manufacture0·94·491·5
Iron and steel (general)1·214·3
Other iron and steel1·512·9
Non-ferrous metals0·91·664·4
Mechanical engineering0·21·423·5
Instrument engineering0·40·524·9
Electrical engineering0·24·156·4
Electrical machinery0·86·2
Shipbuilding and marine engineering1·80·174·5
Vehicles0·911·2184·3
Motor vehicle manufacturing0·710·9174·5
Metal goods not elsewhere specified0·44·560·7
Textiles1·012·3158·3
Production of man-made fibres0·10·25·4
Spinning and weaving of cotton flex linen and man-made fibres0·22·629·0
Woollen and worsted0·43·756·3
Hosiery and other knitted goods0·23·035·0
Leather, leather goods and fur0·10·23·7
Clothing and footwear0·515·4127·7
Clothing industries0·11·821·5
Footwear0·413·5106·1
Bricks, pottery, glass, cement etc.0·41·930·1
Timber, furniture, etc.0·11·727·0
Paper, printing and publishing0·20·510·9
Paper and paper manufactures0·20·510·9
Other manufacturing industries0·34·269·7
Rubber1·414·9
Total, all manufacturing industries8·063·7998·7
Details of the provisions for guaranteed employment as laid down in national collective agreements and statutory orders are summarised in the annual volume "Time Rates of Wages and Hours of Work" (HMSO). Copies of this publication are available in the Library.