An Analysis of the Payrolls of the Point St. Charles Shops of the Grand Trunk Railway

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Title
An Analysis of the Payrolls of the Point St. Charles Shops of the Grand Trunk Railway
Abstract
An analysis of the payrolls of the Point St. Charles shops of the Grand Trunk Railway between 1880 and 1917. From the payroll information the author was able to determine worker ethnicity, hours of work and wages, persistence in the job, and journey to work. The author discovered that employees in the motive power department, mainly a skilled metal working area (boilermakers, blacksmiths, machinists and brass finishers), were predominately Anglophone; employees in the car department, a wood-working area (carpenters, painters and moulders), were majority Anglophone from 1880 to 1896, but became a strong majority Francophone area from 1902 onward.
Publication
Cahiers de géographie du Québec
Volume
Vol. 33
Issue
no. 90
Pages
323-344
Date
1989
Language
en
Citation
Hoskins, Ralph F. H. “An Analysis of the Payrolls of the Point St. Charles Shops of the Grand Trunk Railway.” Cahiers de géographie du Québec Vol. 33, no. 90 (1989): 323–344.
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