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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 78


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Rate paid.—2d. to 2½d. per gross.

Worker's Outlay for Material.—Finds paste and string (to tie up gross parcels).

Average Working-day.—Sixteen hours.

Average Earnings.—1s. 3d. per day.

Remarks.—The process of working is fully described in the article quoted hereunder. In New Zealand the box-making industry is carried on in each of the four centres, and the rates paid to women and girls range from 7s. 6d. to £1 10s. per week of forty-five hours. Men are paid from £1 5s. to £2 10s. per week. In Dunedin an award of the Arbitration Court governs the industry. Apprentices receive from 5s, to 10s. a week, and thereafter £1 per week. Pieceworkers must receive a minimum of 6d. per hour. The larger boxes shown in the exhibit are paid for at higher rates, and are ticketed accordingly.