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Trade unions in Britain today

by John McIlroy

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Published by Manchester University Press, Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St Martin"s Press in Manchester, New York, New York, NY, USA .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain.
    • Subjects:
    • Labor unions -- Great Britain

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [422]-442) and index.

      StatementJohn McIlroy.
      SeriesPolitics today, Politics today (Manchester, England)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD6664 .M37 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 450 p. :
      Number of Pages450
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1106725M
      ISBN 100719039827, 0719039835
      LC Control Number94031957

      Trade Unions in Britain Today (Politics Today) by Mcilroy, John and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   But as recent Trades Union Congress research demonstrates, workers’ wages have fallen further in Britain since than in all other 28 OECD countries bar Greece. Clearly, Britain’s unions Author: Gregor Gall.

      V. L. Allen, The Sociology of Industrial Relations (). A collection of essays, many of which deal with the history of trade unionism in Britain. A large section of the volume is devoted to the history of the T.U.C., and the essay on the reorganisation of –27 is particularly by: 8. The trade union-Labour Party link has been contentious with the pre socialists and the post New Labour Blairites as well as with Labour’s political opponents, the Conservative and Liberal parties. Yet, for the Labour Party the trade unions have provided support in hard times, as in the face of National Labour in the s and the break-away of the Social Democrat Author: Chris Wrigley.

      PETER TAAFFE shows that in the writings of Marx and Engels are to be found many answers to begin overcoming these problems confronting trade unions today. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels on the Trade Unions Edited by Kenneth Lapides Published by International Publishers (New York), £ Trade unions in the United Kingdom were first decriminalised under the recommendation of a Royal Commission in , which agreed that the establishment of the organisations was to the advantage of both employers and employees. Legalised in , the Trade Union Movement sought to reform socio-economic conditions for working men in British industries, and the trade unions National organization(s): TUC, STUC, ICTU.


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1. Trade unions: organisation and structure -- 2. Unions, economy and society -- 3. Bargaining and the workplace -- 4.

Union democracy and equal rights -- 5. Unions and the state -- 6. Unions and the law -- 7. Unions and the Labour Party -- 8. Journey into Europe -- 9. Worker participation and industrial democracy -- The state of the unionsPages: Early trade unionism.

Skilled workers in Britain began organising themselves into trade unions in the 17th century (preceded by guilds in medieval times). During the 18th century, when the industrial revolution prompted a wave of new trade disputes, the government introduced measures to prevent collective action on the part of workers.

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Trade unions have contributed immensely to the successes achieved, all the while protecting jobs and securing equality for thousands of LGBT working people. See Lambert and Webster () for use of the term in the South African context.

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This is a list of trade unions in the United Kingdom formed under UK labour criteria for being an independent trade union, free from employer influence and domination, are set out in the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act section 5.

The body which oversees unions, and awards a certificate of independence for the purpose of collective.

By the s, trade unions were active in the cotton, coal, iron and (later) steel and engineering industries. Many trade unions later joined the Labour Representation Committee (LRC), which formed the basis for today's Labour Party.

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