130 Pages
    by Routledge

    130 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1955, this book describes in a clear and concise way the nature of a Trade Union in England from the legal point of view, the particular aspects of the Law which make it possible for Trade Unions to carry on their activities and the restraints which the Law place on them for the protection of their members and the community. It briefly reviews the history of Trade Union Law, describes the Acts of Parliament which made the modern Trade Union possible and deals with those aspects of the Law which are important for those who have industrial relations with Trade Unions.

    1. The Trade Union System 2. Historical Introduction 3. What a Trade Union Is 4. Types of Trade Unions 5. Common Law 6. Privileges 7. Modification of the Criminal Law 8. Rules of a Trade Union 9. Political Activities 10. Domestic Tribunals and Disciplinary Powers 11. Actions By and Against Trade Unions 12. The General Strike 13. Conciliation and Arbitration.

    Biography

    Will Paynter was General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers from 1959 to 1969.