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Diesel Filtration Labourer

Diesel filtration operators worked in the diesel filtration department of the oil refinery.

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 operators earned 28s 7d 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.

Additional Resources

Diesel oil treatment tank at Pumpherston Refinery R10-00172
DieselFiltrationOperator

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