Ffynonellau ar gyfer Uned 6

Ffynh 6A

In the case of women, however, the hope of meeting the demand for ‘suitable’ employment seems hopeless, chiefly because these women war workers, were prior to 1914, either employed in domestic service, to which they will not return at the wages offered to them, or were at home with their parents. During the war they have had artificially inflated high wages, and they have not a sufficient grasp of economic factors to appreciate that the country’s post-war industries, now in a state of flux, cannot absorb them on the old abnormal wage terms. Human nature being what it is they decline to accept anything offered to them as ‘suitable’ and stick to the 25 shillings a week donation, on which they continue to enjoy their holiday... Thousands of young Welsh women from the south Wales are as went to the large munition districts. Now they have returned and claimed the donations, and unless new industries are established or old industries extended and developed these women cannot possibly be absorbed and the time is approaching when they must realize that domestic service, which they were originally engaged in, must again be their main source of livelihood, that is if they want to do anything at all. Seaside places and other holiday centres throughout the country are said to be now reaping a harvest from young women who are out for a good time on their savings as munition workers, and their donations.

(Western Mail, 20 January 1919 [Tip: daliwch Ctrl a chliciwch dolen i'w agor mewn tab newydd. (Cuddio tip)] )

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