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Arvo Lähde

Metsä- ja uittotyöläisten asunto- ja ravinto-oloista

Lähde A. (1940). Metsä- ja uittotyöläisten asunto- ja ravinto-oloista. Silva Fennica no. 51 article id 4572. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a13954

English title: Housing and nourishment of forest workers and log floaters.

Abstract

Due to constantly changing working sites often in remote places the working conditions of forest workers and log floaters have been inadequate. The article discusses the requirements of the act on the housing of forest workers and log floaters that came into force in 1928, and assesses how it affected the working conditions of the laborers. 

The employers had positive attitude towards the new legislation and they had improved the housing conditions to match the requirements. Most complaints in the inspections of the working conditions were found in Eastern Finland. The shortages were considered to be mostly minor ones. Even if the act concerned only housing, it improved indirectly also nourishment in the working sites. Other factors affecting the working conditions were shelters for the draught horses, health care, and newspapers and other spare-time activities available for the workers. 

The article includes a German summary. 

Original keywords
henkilöhistoria; kämpät; metsätyö; uitto; metsätyöntekijät; ruokatalous; työolot; työmaa-asunnot; lainsäädäntö; ravitsemus

English keywords
forest work; forest workers; log floaters; working conditions; lodgings; legislation; nourishment

Published in 1940

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