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Democracy at Work

1944 18 min
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This short documentary was made near the end of World War II to introduce the subject of the need for labour-management committees. Government and industry in Canada were looking to a post-war era where production would have to be converted to peacetime. The objective was to improve productivity by reducing absenteeism, workplace accidents and keeping morale high.

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This short documentary was made near the end of World War II to introduce the subject of the need for labour-management committees. Government and industry in Canada were looking to a post-war era where production would have to be converted to peacetime. The objective was to improve productivity by reducing absenteeism, workplace accidents and keeping morale high.
  • director
    Stanley Hawes
    Fred Lasse
  • editing
    Stanley Hawes
    Fred Lasse
  • producer
    Stanley Hawes

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Ages 14 to 17

Discuss the post-war model for business in factories established in Britain, as the world transitioned to peace time. Was this model successful when applied to Canada's workforce? Discuss the rights of the factory worker as depicted in this film.

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