In view of the shortage of able-bodied men in certain parts of Germany, the Control Council enacts as follows:
The appropriate German authorities may employ, or authorize the employment of female labor in building and reconstruction work, including rubble clearance.
The provisions of the Ordinance concerning working hours (Arbeitszeitordnung) of 30th April 1938 (RGBl. 1938, I/447) and all enactments inconsistent with this law are repealed or amended in accordance with this law.
This law shall come into force on the date of publication.
V. Sokolovsky, Marshal of the Soviet Union
Joseph T. McNarney, General
Sholto Douglas, Marshal of Royal Air Force
P. Koenig, General d’Armee