Since January 1, 1916, the Board of Maltsev Joint Stock Company, going meeting the needs of the workers, decided, until the end of the military time to increase wages by 5% and give out to workers and family members, dependent on them, ration of products at cheaper prices. AT
If there are not enough products in food stores, their It was proposed to receive next month, or receive this month cash compensation for the difference between the reduced price and the market price60.
However, this step could not fully satisfy the workers, since did not give sufficient guarantees of their food supply. Already January 9
58 GARF, f.102, OO, op.245, d.167, h. 54, l.8. Report on the political situation and the state of affairs in Oryol provinces. 05.01. 1916
In the same place, d.9, p.54-B, l.14. 59 GARF, f.102, OO, op.245, d.167, h. 54, l.4. Report of the Chief of OGUU. 06.12. 1915 workers of the Raditsky Carriage Works turned to the administration with asking the factory to sell them flour at the pre-war price, cereal, meat and salt. In addition, they demanded a 15% increase in salary. AT mid-January, the administration granted their request61. March 15 200 workers of the Znebersk bottle factory Maltsevskogo joint-stock societies stopped working, demanding higher wages, and after two days back to work on the same conditions62. April 112 went on strike a man from the paint shop of the Raditsky Carriage Works, and on 2 May until 100 workers of the assembly shop and 40 hammermen from the blacksmith shop. They put forward economic demands63. Ivot glass factory owned by Maltsevsky joint-stock company was closed after May 9, 1916 its the masters quit their jobs and filed a wage request with the directorate boards In the summer-autumn of 1916 at the enterprises of the Maltsevsky Joint-Stock Company societies in the Bryansk district had short-term and partial strikes at the Chernyatinsk glass factory (twice in July and in September) and the Bytoshevsky iron foundry (September, November). Workers demanded to ensure the receipt of products from factory shops and increase their salaries.
Twice the factories stopped because of the strikes of teenage apprentices, demanding higher wages. After receipt of work products resumed; wage increases workers failed65