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The battle of Grangemouth : a worker's story

Author: Hugh Mark Lyon; Unite the Union,
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, London [England] : Lawrence and Wishart Limited, 2017. 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An account of the assault on the Union at Grangemouth in 2013, when workers were forced to accept cuts in their pay andconditions by the owner's threat of closure. Written by the Grangemouth convenor, The Battle of Grangemouth is a vital storyin trying times, and demonstrates why, now more than ever, being organised is vital for the defense of basic right at work. Published in association with Unite the Union. This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Mark Lyon; Unite the Union,
ISBN: 9781912064571 191206457X
OCLC Number: 1000470769
Notes: Includes index.
"Published in association with Unite the Union"--Title page verso.
Author's name on cover appears as Mark Lyon.
Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF (234 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)) : color illustrations
Contents: 1. The rise and fall of a workers' paradise --
2. Things fall apart --
3. Enter Ineos --
4. Billionaire on benefits --
5. The Falkirk Labour Party affair --
6. The build-up of the plot --
7. The execution of the plot begins --
8. The company move in for the kill --
9. After the strike --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Hugh Mark Lyon.

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An account of the assault on the Union at Grangemouth in 2013, when workers were forced to accept cuts in their pay andconditions by the owner's threat of closure. Written by the Grangemouth convenor, The Battle of Grangemouth is a vital storyin trying times, and demonstrates why, now more than ever, being organised is vital for the defense of basic right at work. Published in association with Unite the Union. This book tells the story of the industrial dispute at Grangemouth in 2013, when the owner threatened to close a large part of the complex unless the workforce accepted severe cuts to their wages and conditions. The events at Grangemouth represented, in very acute form, the disaster of contemporary approaches to running the economy. What was once a publicly owned and well-run national asset has been allowed to fall into the hands of a company controlled by one man - Jim Ratcliffe - who thus has been able to exert immense power over the future of a vital national resource. Ratcliffe conducted a relentless campaign against the union at the site, with the intention of removing its main organisers, partly through exploiting the row in Falkirk Labour Party over candidate selection. Through these endeavours he succeeded in inflicting considerable hardship on a large number of people, but he did not destroy the strong union organisation at Grangemouth, which remains committed to defending the workforce and local community from his depredations.

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