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White-collar unionism in Britain

Roger Lumley

White-collar unionism in Britain

a survey of the present position.

by Roger Lumley

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Published in Bradford .
Written in English


Edition Notes

M.Sc.dissertation. Typescript.

SeriesDissertations
The Physical Object
Pagination172p.
Number of Pages172
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13691465M

Mason makes use of the Cabinet and Departmental records which became available in In Britain trade union membership fell from 8, in to 4, in the density dropped from By the time of the Bolshevik Revolution in Octobersome Moreover, although public sector unions dominated numerically, unionization gained momentum in the manufacturing.

Lithuania and Estonia recorded similar densities, with higher levels in Hungary 18 percentLatvia 20 percentthe Czech Republic 25 percentSlovakia 30 percentand Slovenia 40 percent. The inability of the parties to reach an agreement may lead to industrial actionculminating in either strike action or management lockoutor binding arbitration. In contrast, many of Britain's old industries, such as coal, cotton, and railways, had declined. Health effects[ edit ] Less physical activity among white-collar workers has been thought to be a key factor in increased life-style related health conditions such as fatigueobesitydiabeteshypertensioncancerand heart disease. As with the fragmentation of work and the destruction of skill in clerical and office work, so it is win other branches of industry where white-collar workers are numerous. Princeton, N.

In Britain, for instance, the Munitions of War Act,not only prohibited strikes and lockouts but also severely restricted labor mobility, enforced rigorous codes of conduct in controlled workplaces with munitions tribunals special courtsand suspended the trade unions' restrictive practices which were intended to protect the interests of skilled male labor. Worker Representation in Europe. It aired on October 23, European Trade Unions in Figures.


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White-collar unionism in Britain book

Google Scholar [21] K. The cases draw mainly on research conducted within Australia and the UK over the last ten years, but earlier studies on change have influenced the direction and design of the research, and draw attention to continuity as well as change in the world of work.

Larger unions also typically engage in lobbying activities and supporting endorsed candidates at the state and federal level. Google Scholar [44] G. Google Scholar [52] H.

A little dated now, but still useful. By trade union membership in Denmark was at , a density of A lively, if controversial, work. Acknowledgement is given to all those who helped facilitate this research that has been carried out in four different countries over a period of 22 years.

Nor were attitudes to white-collar unions any more generous with them frequently dismissed as 'bosses' unions.

British Trade Unions 1875

While basic wage rates seem to have held their relative positions remarkably closely, manual workers have recently won important additions through piece-work, overtime and other bonuses.

Cambridge, Mass. Although employers might resist particular claims for differentials there is little evidence that they objected to the principle and white-collar pay agreements frequently mirrored those that manual workers had won through taking industrial action.

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George Sayers Bain

In times of full employment and rising wages, unionism typically loses some of its appeal, particularly among younger workers, while in recessionary times it becomes more attractive.

In Britain, trade union membership expanded greatly as well, from 7, in A most stimulating study of a very important, but much neglected, union.

Hyman, Strikes Trade union membership fell in that country from a peak of 12, in a density of The government had serious confrontations with trade unions, most notably with steelworkers in and coal miners in — This was a time of high inflation it reached 24 percent in and there was much centralized wage bargaining under various incomes policies.

Trade unionism was more resilient in Portugal, with a density of about 30 percent in This orientation strengthened the move towards treating members as passive recipients of professional services.

I would like to thank the team at Sage for their work and support from the initial submission of a book proposal through to the cover design and the professional and comprehensive copyediting.

A fuller account of the T. By trade union density was at Subscribe today Modern developments During the 20th century, craft unions lost ground to industrial unions.

Smaller associations of workers started appearing in Britain in the 18th century, but they remained sporadic and short-lived through most of the 19th century, in part because of the hostility they encountered from employers and government groups that resented this new form of political and economic activism.

The blue collar worker might require the protection of a union to maintain the security of hours and future work. In Western Europeprofessional associations often carry out the functions of a trade union.Book Review. Index Issue Navigation. Volume 13, Issue 4, Clive Jenkins, White Collar Unionism and the Politics of the British Left, – Joseph Melling.

Twentieth Century British History, Duncan Sandys and the Informal Politics of. Subject: Trade-unions White collar workers Great Britain.; Great Britain White-collar personnel Trade unionism Great Britain White-collar personnel Trade unionism Find more by. Britain at Work is a nationwide oral history programme aiming to collect the memories of the working lives of men and women Discover Book Depository's huge selection of George Sayers Bain books online.

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Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. British Trade Unions since Prepared for the Economic History Society by A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library of Engineering Workers and its white-collar associate, Technical andSupervisorySection(TASS)werelinkedtoHappyRobots,a.

He concluded therefore that 'the future of white collar unionism in Britain is largely dependent upon government action to encourage recognition' ( ). As a verdict on the fate of white-collar unionism Bain's position did not stand the test of time.

It is not sufficient to restrict claims to the aggregate level.