British trade unions, 1945-1995

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Manchester University Press, 1997 - Business & Economics - 221 pages
In British Trade Unions, Chris Wrigley examines one of the most contentious areas of post 1945 British political and economic history. He provides an analysis of trade union development, trade union relations with government, and trade union impact on industrial relations and the economy. In setting trade union history in a broad context, Chris Wrigley offers a fresh and succinct reassessment. He draws on a wide range of primary sources, providing material from unfamiliar places as well as from key documents such as the Donovan Report. He also highlights the changing attitudes within the Conservative Party towards the trade unions. Wrigley examines and clarifies many of the controversial issues involving organized labor, and sheds light on an important new selection of primary source material.

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