Violence in the factory
Note: An employee retells how she was beaten by her boss for not having produced 100 cigars each day.
“I was sitting and he grabbed me by the arms and tried to throw me on the ground. He threw me on the ground and hit me with the lid of a mould.”
– [Judge] “He beat you while you were on the ground?”
– [Employee] “Yes, I tried to get up, but he held me down.”
Source of extract: Free translation of Rapport de la commission Royale d’enquête sur les relations entre le capital et le Travail (1889) Cité dans Collectif. Repères: Histoire et éducation à la citoyenneté.2e année, 2e cycle du primaire. Quebec, Éditions du Renouveau Pédagogiques, Inc. 2008. p.123.