After the strike, the number of workers at the plant decreased by 1/3, and in the steel and molotovoy workshop, from the performance of which the activity of the projectile and grenade workshops depended almost by half.
Personnel to replenish the composition of the workers was not. In view of this has been increased working hours. From the three-shift operation workshops went to work in two shifts. Combined with harsh working conditions it adversely affected the health of workers and productivity.
Gradually revised upward all rates. However, since the second half of 1916, due to a lack of materials, workers often left without work100. From February 6, 1917, the Bryansk Plant at 3/4 stopped due to lack of coal. Shells production was completely stopped. During the forced shutdown of the plant, wages are not paid. The fact that the stop occurred before
Carnival, the last days of which traditionally were weekends, reduced alarm workers. Yet they expressed surprise that the plant, completely working for defense, left without coal. The workers blamed the administration, in that it did not supply the plant with fuel, although the coal purchased in the south did not reached due to the requisitions on the railroad101. Bryansk leader the nobility sent a telegram about the situation at the plant in the highest name,
Chairman of the State Council and the State Duma, member State Council from the Oryol province and the chairman of the military industrial complex A.I. Guchkovu. 100 Ibid, l.201.
In the same place, l.209. Telegram of the Bryansk district police officer. 23.05. 1916 In the same place, l.252. The message of the chief of OGUU to the governor. 15.07. 1916 101 GARF, f.102, OO, op.247, d.20, h. 54, l.1. Report of the Head of Food in the Empire in Police Department. 10.02. 1917 102 GARF, f.102, D-4, op.246, d.48 h.8, l.9. Vedomosti on the mood of the population in February 1917.
In December 1916, the master of the Chernyatin glass factory (150 man) twice stopped work on Sundays, demanding to do Sunday is a day off, but were forced to start work on former conditions. In mid-January 1917, decided to strike workers of the service of the 250 verst Polessky narrow-gauge railway, owned by Maltsevskoy joint-stock company. January 13, train brigades refused to conduct freight trains, and they stood idle for a long time on stations. The center of the strike was located in the village of Ludinki, Kaluga province.
From there, workers arrived to present management with their demands. The chief commander proposed to return to work and send for negotiations of workers’ representatives, butthey refused to send those because of fears of punitive measures. The maiequirement that they put forward, there was an equation in rights and economic status with rail employees, as well as improved workingconditions. The situation repeated 16 January, and the next day, after unsuccessful negotiations, the movement for the railroad was discontinued. By evening, mutual understanding was found and movement restored. Perere