This act limited working hours that could be worked in textile mills by women and adolescents (13-18 years) to ten hours per day Monday to Friday and eight hours on Saturday. It was a small but important step in limiting the exploitation of the working class by factory owners.
Editors. "Factory Act (3)". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2010
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