Factory and Industrial Management Volume 59, No. 1

Factory and Industrial Management Volume 59, No. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... intervention of the State, federation and amalgamation became the order of the day. The Transport Workers' Federation came into existence in 1911, and the numbers of sailors, longshoremen and drivers organized in the federating unions trebled in a short time. Then the four railway unions began to negotiate for an amalgamation, and created the National Union of Railwaymen in 1913. With only 116,214 members in 1910, these unions were able to report 326,369 members in 1913. General workers of all kinds also were organized and federated into larger unions. When the war broke out, therefore, British trade unionism was strong in numbers and, because of certain circumstances outside of the general scope of this article, seething with an unrest that would have precipitated immense industrial strife in the winter of 1914. Skilled and unskilled had made common cause, and united for common action. Influence Of The War The war has strengthened the position of unionism, by bringing about a great increase in numbers. The figure of 2y2 millions in 1910 became 5millions before the war ended. Further, unionism had been officially recognized. Its leaders have been taken into the inner councils of the government, and have acquitted themselves well. In the struggle against Germany, while many disastrous strikes stand.to the discredit of the rank and file, the official union leaders have won prestige for themselves, while the average worker has earned the thanks of the nation for his strenuous and unstinted service. The nation is awake to its duty to the workers. Men high and rightly placed have begun to declare that never again must the British worker descend to the depths of poverty and wretchedness he had known before the war. He must get a living wage, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236986539
  • 9781236986535