A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Nonetheless, the raids were a major propaganda victory. Richter, Political Purpose in Trade Unions Despite the pressures of fighting a total war, the utmost was done to support workers by maintaining real wages at a decent level throughout the s. Family-friendly work. It turned southern Ireland into a dominion - rather than a republic - called the 'Irish Free State', with the British sovereign as head of state. Class prejudice is so rife in modern Britain, we need a new law to tackle it.
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In Britain both the fortunes and the public standing of the trade unions fluctuated markedly in the final two-thirds of the twentieth century. The trade unions gained much kudos in the s for their role in helping to mobilise the British economy for war and for post-war economic recovery.
The two world wars boosted the spread of collective bargaining and, especially, national collective bargaining. Where major industrial confrontations occurred, or seemed likely, the government through the Board of Trade, the Ministry of Labour and its successors could intervene, if both parties were agreeable, and offer suggested solutions to disputes.
The British trade union movement, which had been steeped in Liberalism until the late nineteenth century and beyond, was overwhelmingly against interference with free collective bargaining. For its leaders this was a principle clearly won through past struggles. An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.
No cover image. Read preview. Synopsis This textbook reviews major issues concerning the history of British trade unions in the last two-thirds of the twentieth century. Even with the decline in membership of the s and s, trade unions in Britain have remained the largest voluntary organisations in the country and the total membership has remained larger than in most other countries.