Poster entitled ‘Just a good afternoon’s work!’ 1939-1946, Catalogue ref: INF 3/400.
This poster was part of a drive to recruit more women into local factories as part time workers. The poster suggests they can work around their own domestic duties at home. Working in this way would still help to defeat Hitler.
Many women had never worked before and had to learn to cope with very long working hours and night shifts. Some had to make long journeys to and from work. The work could also be dangerous. As well as the risk of enemy bombing raids upon factories, accidents were common, especially in the explosive industry. Another problem women had to face was the attitude of other workers and the employers. Many men did not like working with women and most women were paid less than men – often only half – for doing the same work.
Just a good afternoon’s work