A file of documents relating to the Austin Motor Company Limited. Subjects discussed in the file include the issue of worker absenteeism, with a weekly analysis of the percentage of absentees compared to the total number of employees in each region; and an issue in analysing the statistics, due to time officers' inability to cope with the absentee lists after bad weather such as snow. Other subjects covered include the comparative accident figures, contrasting the accident numbers from a peacetime year with those for the war years, including periods both with and without air raids. Documents in the file include a letter from the British Broadcasting Corporation; and charts of the duration of public alerts and spotters' warnings between October 1940 and June 1941, detailing the number of raid-free days, the total alert and spotters' hours, and the total number of man-hours saved.
absenteeism, administration, air raids, air-raid precautions, air-raid warnings, bomb damage, civil defence, industrial accidents, industrial equipment, industrial production, industrial workers, industry, labour supply, local authorities, motor vehicles, radio, statistics, surveys, weather, winter, working conditions, working hours