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From the Collection of enactment and decrees of the government for 1921, Administration of the Council of People's Commissars of the USSRDownload PDF this collection
1919, No. 53, article 506
Resolution of the Workers ʹand Peasantsʹ Defense Council.
On granting the Extraordinary Commissioner of the Council of Defense for the supply of the Red Army the right to temporarily establish overtime work in certain enterprises.
In the exceptional conditions of the moment the country is experiencing and the most severe military danger from the invasion of the White Guard troops, requiring the greatest exertion of all the forces of the Republic, the Workers ʹand Peasantsʹ Defense Council decides to grant the Emergency Commissioner of the Workers ʹand Peasantsʹ Defense Council for the supply of the Red Army the right, on the basis of the regulation, in case of emergency work for defense, temporarily in some enterprises to establish overtime work up to a 12hour working day, with the payment of the first two: one and a half hours, and the second two hours in double the amount, as well as introduce a bonus system of payment for increased productivity, with its distribution for clerical and technical personnel.
Chairman of the Workers ʹand Peasantsʹ Defense Council V. Ulyanov (Lenin) .
Secretary L. Fotieva .
Published in No. 237 Izvestia of the All‐Russian Central Executive
Committee of Soviets dated October 23, 1919.