Reports Placed Before The British Federation At Its International Night Gathering

Scope and Content

Report No.1 The Position of Women in Public Life Today.

Report No.2 Wage Negotiating Machinery.

Report on Wage Negotiating Machinery [This Report is the full draft, with ample Appendices, from which Report No.2 was compiled].

[The interim report of Wage Negotiating Machinery was presented 26 Jan 1943, according to information in the minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the British Federation of Business & Professional Women, 4 Feb 1943 - held with the Records of the Council of Women Civil Servants (6CCS), folder FL255/1]

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Federation of Business & Professional Women commissioned these two reports following a suggestion made by Mr FS Button, one of the members of the Industrial Court, to Miss (later Dame) Caroline Haslett at a meeting which she had called to consider the steps which should be taken towards gaining equal pay for women.