Union renewal in historical perspective

Croucher, Richard and Wood, Geoffrey (2017) Union renewal in historical perspective. Work, Employment and Society, 31 (6). pp. 1010-1020. ISSN 0950-0170

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Abstract

This article revisits contemporary union renewal/revival debates through comparison with the late 1930s resurgence of trade unionism in the UK’s engineering industry. It is argued that the 1930s union renewal arose from more favourable contextual conditions than those currently obtaining. It was led by political activists, with better-articulated organisation and greater resonance in the working class than their contemporary counterparts, and who were assisted by state policy and pro-worker forces. Conclusions are drawn in relation to current debates.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School
Item ID: 21834
Notes on copyright: Richard Croucher, Geoffrey Wood, Union renewal in historical perspective. Work, Employment and Society, Vol 31, Issue 6, pp. 1010 - 1020. Copyright © 2017 The Author(s). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications
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Date Deposited: 17 May 2017 14:54
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2018 03:51
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/21834

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