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Union renewal in historical perspective

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

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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
Uncontrolled Keywords: union renewal; history; economic crisis; market mediation; United Kingdom
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 08:50
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2018 10:15

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