Wages

 

There was a national inconsistency in how the wages were calculated. Some girls for example weren’t even paid for their overtime. However, Lady Denman campaigned during the war for a minimum wage of 28/week. (Kramer, 2008, p. 76)

According to I.Pamphlett in (Mant, 1994, p. 65), for a 52 hour week for £2.4s, and from this £1.10s was deducted for board. There was often a wait for wages, as the farmer was paid by the state, who then had to pay the Land Girls. In many cases, money was late in getting to the Land Girls, but squabbling over this wouldn’t have proven a good atmosphere to live in.