WA1916881

Industry Trades 2 - Planes

Millions of women chose to work in factories producing all manners of ammunition, uniforms, weapons, and even airplanes. They worked for many hours each day, and many decided to live closer to the factories. Skilled women were paid £2.15 a week. Unskilled men earned double the amount and in 1943 women at the Rolls Royce factory went on a strike. They were pelted with rotten eggs and declared unpatriotic for demanding a wage increase during wartime, however, they prevailed and their wages finally raised to match those of semi-skilled male workers.
Use your account at checkout.

Sign up for our Newsletter