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Trade unions

Author: Geoffrey Drage
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2018.
Series: Routledge revivals.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First published in 1905, this book offers a perspective on the aims and objectives of British trade unions. It details the history, constitution and aims of the trade union, challenging the misconception that a trade union exists solely to foster strikes, harass employers and hamper industry, and discussing the many positives of such organisations. Designed to be accessible for the general public, this book covers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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DRAGE, GEOFFREY.
TRADE UNIONS
(OCoLC)1044855771
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Drage
ISBN: 9780429461736 0429461739 0429867603 9780429867606 9780429867583 0429867581 9780429867590 042986759X
OCLC Number: 1103917394
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; CONTENTS; CHAPTER I: HISTORY AND EXTENT OF TRADE UNIONS; The various groups of workmen's associations; Development of unionism before 1867; Development of unionism from 1867 to 1889; Development of unionism since 1889; CHAPTER II: ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS OF TRADE UNIONS; Objects of trade unions; Trade union benefits; Peculiarity of out --
of --
work and superannuation benefits; Dispute regulations and attitude towards employers; Regulations with regard to non-unionists; Constitution and government of trade unions; Amalgamations Special difficulty of organizing unskilled labourersLegal personality of trade unions; CHAPTER III: LARGER ORGANIZATIONS OF TRADE UNIONS; Federations; Trades Councils; CHAPTER IV: TRADE UNION CONGRESS; Historical sketch of the Congress; Constitution and functions of the Congress; CHAPTER V: THE ACTION AND INFLUENCE OF TRADE UNIONS; Advantages to their members; Influence upon the relations of workmen and employers; Influence upon the development and prosperity of trade; Influence upon politics through special unions; Conditions of employment affecting trade unions; CONCLUSION APPENDIX: Recent legal decisionsPOSTSCRIPT: Trade Unions and Trade Disputes Bill (1905); INDEX
Series Title: Routledge revivals.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Drage.

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First published in 1905, this book offers a perspective on the aims and objectives of British trade unions. It details the history, constitution and aims of the trade union, challenging the misconception that a trade union exists solely to foster strikes, harass employers and hamper industry, and discussing the many positives of such organisations. Designed to be accessible for the general public, this book covers history, organisation, function, action and influence.

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