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Acid Recovery Worker

Acid recovery workers were involved in recovering acid from the oil refining process.

Wages & Working Hours

In 1958, an Agreement Between the Scottish Shale Oil Companies and the National Union of Shale Miners & Oil Workers records that acid recovery workers earned between 29s 0d and 30s 1d per shift. Day workers worked an average of 44 hours per week (5 days one week and 5.5 days the next week). Three shift or double shift workers worked a 6 day week of 48 hours.

 

 

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