|Title||The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists|
As for the Corporation workmen, it was quite right that their wages should be reduced. Why should they get more money than anyone else?
`It's us what's got to find the money,' they said. `We're the ratepayers, and why should we have to pay them more wages than we get ourselves? And why should they be paid for holidays any more than us?'
During the next few weeks the dearth of employment continued, for, of course, the work at the Kiosk and the few others jobs that were being done did not make much difference to the general situation. Groups of workmen stood at the corners or walked aimlessly about the streets. Most of them no longer troubled to go to the different firms to ask for work, they were usually told that they would be sent for if wanted.