The Wales Tuc 1974-2004: Devolution and Industrial Politics

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Oktober 2004



This text explains and assesses the achievements of the Wales TUC: the rundown of the coal and steel industries, the decline in manufacturing jobs, the growth of white-collar employment and unions, the Thatcher and Major years of high unemployment and industrial law reform, and the increasing numbers of low-paid part-time workers.


All change; A Unilateral Declaration; A Campaigning Organisation; The Enemy Within?; New Directions; Transport House and Congress House; Devolution 1974-2004; Assessment.


Joe England was formerly Warden and Chief Executive of Coleg Harlech. He is the author, with John Rear, of Chinese Labour under British Rule (1975, OUP) and Industrial Relations and Law in Hong Kong (1981, 1999, OUP), and has written widely on the labour movement in south Wales and Hong Kong.


' ... very good - well written and interesting. It brought it all back.' - John Monks, General Secretary of the TUC 1993-2003 'Much more than just a history of the Wales TUC, this is the story of industrial and social change out of which grew the new politics of devolution. A fast-moving and enjoyable read, covering thirty years that have defined modern Wales.' - David Jenkins, Wales TUC General Secretary 1984-2004 '...interesting and important...Joe England has succeeded in writing a history that engages with what were and continue to be important issues for the WTUC... an engrossing and fascinating story...' New Welsh Review '...a good story and well told...' Industrial Relations Journal
EAN: 9780708319192
ISBN: 070831919X
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2004
Seitenanzahl: 136 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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