Labour and Capital After the War

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J. Murray, 1918 - Engeland - 280 pages

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Page 277 - ... of differences, and to their better adjustment when they appear. (v) Means of ensuring to the workpeople the greatest possible security of earnings and employment, without undue restriction upon change of occupation or employer. (vi) Methods of fixing and adjusting earnings...
Page 276 - Moreover, it is essential that the organisation at each of these three stages should proceed on a common principle, and that the greatest measure of common action between them should be secured. 14. With this end in view, we are of opinion that the following proposals should be laid before the National Industrial Councils: a. That District Councils, representative of the Trade Unions and of the Employers...
Page 277 - Means for securing to the workpeople a greater share in and responsibility for the determination and observance of the conditions under which their work is carried on.
Page 274 - To this end, the establishment for each industry of an organisation, representative of employers and workpeople, to have as its object the regular consideration of matters affecting the progress and well-being of the trade from the point of view of all those engaged in it, so far as this is consistent with the general interest of the community, appears to us necessary.
Page 275 - ... (1) a chairman for each side of the council; (2) a chairman and vice-chairman selected from the members of the council (one from each side of the council) ; (3) a chairman chosen by the council from independent persons outside the industry; or (4) a chairman nominated by such person or authority as the council may determine or, failing agreement, by the Government.
Page 274 - The circumstances of the present time are admitted on all sides to offer a great opportunity for securing a permanent improvement in the relations between employers and employed, while failure to utilize the opportunity may involve the nation in grave industrial difficulties at the end of the war. It is generally allowed that the war almost enforced some reconstruction of industry, and in considering the subjects referred to us we have kept in view the need for securing in the development of...
Page 277 - The settlement of the general principles governing the conditions of employment, including the methods of fixing, paying, and re-adjusting wages, having regard to the need for securing to the workpeople a share in the increased prosperity of the industry.
Page 280 - We are convinced, moreover, that a permanent improvement in the relations between T employers and employed must be founded upon something other than a cash basis. What is wanted is that the workpeople should have a greater opportunity of participating in the discussion about and adjustment of those parts of industry by which they are most affected.
Page 276 - That works committees, representative of the management and of the workers employed, should be instituted in particular works to act in close cooperation with the district and national machinery.
Page 275 - While this does not mean that all the lessons learnt during the war should be ignored, it does mean that the definite co-operation and acquiescence by both employers and employed must be a condition of any setting aside of these guarantees or undertakings, and that, if new arrangements are to be reached, in themselves more satisfactory to all parties but not in strict accordance with the guarantees, they must be the joint work of employers and employed.

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