Post-War Compromise, The

British Trade Unions and Industrial Politics, 1945-64

ISBN13/Barcode: 9780850366013

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This text focuses on the politics of trade unionism - not only unions’ relations with political parties and the state but also on the politics of workplace conflict and industrial action. Broad perspectives on trade union organising, and on the parameters of the post-war industrial environment, with case studies on particular fields: union relations with the Labour Party, international politics productivity, major strikes and key groups of workers. Contents: New Preface (2007); Preface to first edition; Introduction; approaching post-war trade unionism; Part One: Overviews, 1945–79: The role of industrial correspondents; Making trade unionists: the politics of pedagogy, 1945–79; Part Two: Survey: The post-war compromise: mapping industrial politics, 1945–64; Part Three: Case Studies, 1945–64: ‘Shut your gob!’: the TUs and the Labour Party; The TUC in the international labour movement; Cold War politics: communism and anti-communism in the TUs; Social democracy and anti-communism: Allan Flanders and British industrial relations in the early post-war period; The shop floor politics of productivity: relations in British engineering, c.1945–57; ‘The most serious crisis since 1926’: the engineering and shipbuilding strikes of 1957; ‘Spearhead of the movement’? The 1958 London busworkers’ strike, the TUC and Frank Cousins; Democracy and TUs on the docks; Afterword; Index. 11 tables, 360 pages

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ISBN13/Barcode 9780850366013
ISBN10 0850366011
Binding Paperback
Date Published 19 Dec 2007
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 335
Publisher Merlin Press

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