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The TUC and the working-time question : policy, action and outcomes in twentieth-century Britain

Author: Alice Russell
Publisher: Sussex, England : Book Guild, 2000.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Russell, Alice.
TUC and the working-time question.
Sussex, England : Book Guild, 2000
(OCoLC)616044455
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Russell
ISBN: 1857765753 9781857765755
OCLC Number: 47916126
Description: xx, 298 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: PART 1 1900-39 --
1. TUC Policy and Action to Shorten the Working Week, 1900-39 --
Introduction --
The What, Why, How and When of the TUC's Demands --
The ILO and the Washington Convention --
The New Target: A 40-Hour Week --
Notes --
2. The TUC's Quest for Paid Holidays 1900-39 --
Introduction --
TUC Policy and Action for Paid Holidays --
The ILO's Action and its Effect in Britain --
The TUC's Evidence to the Amulree Committee --
Notes --
3. Change in the Basic Working Week and Paid Holidays, 1900-39 --
Introduction --
Government and the Question of General --
Legislation to Shorten the Working Week --
The Shortening of the Basic Working Week --
Holidays With Pay: Early Advances --
Initiatives to Secure Legislation for Paid Holidays --
The Investigation and the Outcome --
Notes --
PART HI 1939-79 --
4. The TUC's Wartime Concessions and Postwar Expectations, 1939-59 --
Introduction --
The War Years --
The Resumed Campaign --
Back to the ILO --
Notes --
5. The TUC's Targets, 1960-79: Priorities and Preferences --
Introduction --
Priorities and Preferences in the Age of Affluence --
New Targets: The 35-Hour Week and the 4-Week --
Holiday --
More Public Holidays --
Signs of Recession and a New Working-time Campaign --
Notes --
6. Working-time Changes, 1939-79 --
Introduction --
Government Intervention and Non-intervention --
Weekly Working Hours, 1939-79 --
Arrangement of Working Hours --
Increase in Annual Paid Holidays --
Changing Differentials in Holiday Entitlements --
Notes --
PART II 1979-99 --
7. The TUC's Working-time Campaign from 1979 --
Introduction --
The TUC's Campaign: Early Successes --
Reinvigorating the Campaign --
Notes --
8. Changes in Working-time since 1979 --
Introduction --
The Government's Role --
Hours of Work --
Paid Holidays --
Notes --
Afterword --
Select Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Alice Russell.
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