Full text: Report on an enquiry into wages and hours of labour in the cotton mill industry, 1926

Yarn Bundling and Baling, and the Maintenance and Watch and Ward 
Departments. Male winders and reelers were included in bonus 
schemes wherever men were employed in the seven mills which covered 
women winders and the five mills which covered women reelers in the 
schemes. Female sweepers and coolies were paid a good attendance 
bonus in twelve mills. ‘Unlike Bombay where no bonus whatever is 
given to weavers, these operatives were universally covered by bonus 
schemes in all the fourteen mills which had weaving sections. In the 
cemaining departments bonuses were paid in some mills and not 
in others and in a few cases to some workers in particular occupations 
and not to others. Again, unlike Bombay, where piece workers were 
aot generally covered, both time and piece rate workers are included in 
sonus schemes in the Ahmedabad mills. 
(3) Sholapur 
142, In Sholapur, no bonus was given in the Mixing, Blow, 
Card, Drawing, Warping, Doubling, Sizirg, Calerderirg, Clcth Folding 
and Maintenance Departments. In the Slubbing, Intermediate 
and Roving Frame Department only doffers were covered in one 
mill. In the Ring Spirrirg Department, one mill granted bonus to 
workers in all occupations except Jobbers and the other mill gave 
it only to Siders. Both mills granted bonus to one-loom weavers but 
one mill did not grart it to two loom weavers. Women winders and 
reelers were universally covered ard the scheme was also extended to 
child doffers in the Slubbirg ard Rirg £pirrirg Departments in one 
mill. Head Jobbers and Jobbers only received bonus in the Dyeing 
Department in one mill, otherwise they were not covered in any other 
143. The data given in the returns for the 1926 Enquiry regardirg 
Bonus have been tabulated separately for men, women and all adult 
operatives at each of the three centres studied and for children in 
addition in Ahmedabad and Sholapur. Information for each group is 
ziven on the following points for those departments in which bonus 
1s paid :— 
(1) Total number of employees returned ; 
(7) Number of workers covered by bonus schemes ; 
(- + Total number of workers who earned the bonus ; 
(4) Percentage of the number of workers getting bonus to those 
sovered in the schemes ; 
(6) Aggregate amount of bonus paid ; and 
(6) Average amount of bonug er operative getting the bonus. 
I'he results are presented in RSS ables, Tables Nos. XXIV to 
XEVI (pages 153 to 155) are for Bombay, Tables Nos. XXVII 
0 © 7 (pages 156 to 159) are for Ahmedabad, and Tables Nos, XXXI 
£0 Zaisa.atV (pages 159 to 161) are for Sholapur. 
{44, The manner in which bonus is calculated varies widely as 
between unit and unit and even in the same department in particular

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