British Trade Unions and Industrial Politics: The High Tide of Trade Unionism, 1964-79, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

British Trade Unions and Industrial Politics

The High Tide of Trade Unionism, 1964-79, 1st Edition

Edited by John McIlroy, Nina Fishman, Alan Campbell


390 pages

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First published in 1999 , this book discusses trade unionism in Britain from 1964 to 1979. Detailing political change in British politics from union strikes to Thatcherism in the late 1970s and the implications that had on trade unions and industrial politics.

Table of Contents

1. Sociology, Class and Male Manual Work Cultures, Mike Savage. 2. Women in the Labour Market and in the Unions, Chris Wrigley. 3. Complex Encounters : Trade Unions , Immigration and Racism, Ken Lunn. 4. The Hish Tide of Trade Unionism, Mapping Industrial Politics 1964 – 79, John McIlroy and Alan Campbell. 5. The Labour Party and the Trade Unions, Andrew Thrope. 6. The Conservative Party and the Trade unions, Andrew Taylor. 7. What are we here for? George Woodcock and Trade Union Reform, Robert Taylor. 8. Notes on the Community Party and Industrial Politics, John McIlroy. 9. Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned: The Trotskyists and the Trade Unions, John McIlroy. 10. How Workers on the Clyde Gained the Capacity for Class Struggle: The Upper Clyde Shipbuilders’ Work – In, 1971 – 2, John Foster and Charles Woolfson. 11. Glorious Summer, 1972 : The High Tide of Rank and File Militancy, Dave Lyddon.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General