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Diesel Filtration Labourer

Diesel filtration labourers worked in the diesel filtration department in the oil refinery. Labourers performed work of general, unskilled nature often assisting those undertaking skilled roles.

Wages & Working Hours

In 1958, an Agreement Between the Scottish Shale Oil Companies and the National Union of Shale Miners & Oil Workers records that diesel filtration labourers earned 28s 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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