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Trade Unions

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Books on the Trade Unions and The Co-Operative Movement

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Allen V L  Power in Trade Unions  A Study of their Organization in Great Britain, Longmans, Green & Co., 1954, pp323.  VG/VG.  A detailed study of union government.  £5.95

Allen V L  Trade Unions and the Government, Longmans, Green & Co., 1960, pp326.  VG/VG.  Deals historically and analytically with the relationships between trade unions and central government in Britain.  £6.95

Bealey, Frank  The Post Office Engineering Union, The history of the Post Office engineers 1870-1970, Bachman and Turner, pp432.  VG with glazed boards.  Professor Turner provides a scholarly history of the union.  £5.95

Brake, Ted  Men of Good Character: A History of the Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers, Lawrence & Wishart, 1985, pp446.  VG/VG.  A comprehensive history signed by George Guy, the union General Secretary.  £8.50

Briggs G  Jubilee History of the York Equitable Industrial Society Limited, Manchester Co-op, 1909, pp280.  No dw.  G with covers worn but contents sound.  “Ex-Libris Tony Aitman” sticker inside front cover and “Old Priory Adult Shool, Nunnery Lane, York” stamped at top of title page.  A history of one branch of the co-operative movement.  £5.95

Clegg H A  The Changing System of Industrial Relations in Great Britain, Blackwell, 1983, pp479.  A completely updated version of the The System of Industrial Relations in Great Britain.  Pb.  Crease down centre of spine else VG.  A comprehensive description of industrial relations before the Thatcher years.  £3.95

Griffin A R  The Miners of Nottinghamshire 1914-1944:  A History of the Nottinghamshire Miner’s Unions [Vol.2], Allen & Unwin, 1962, pp323.  No dust wrapper.  VG.  £4.95

Mansbridge, Albert  Brick upon Brick: Co-operative Permanent Building Society 1884-1934, Dent, 1934, pp235.  No dw.  VG.  An important record of one aspect of the Co-operative movement.  £5.95

Moran, James  NATSOPA  Seventy-Five Years  The National Society of Operative Printers and Assistants 1889-1964, OUP, 1964, pp160.  A readable history recording the colourful history of the printers’ union.  VG+/VG with two small tears in dw neatly repaired internally.  £5.95

Reinalda, Bob (editor)  The International Transportworkers Federation 1914-1945: The Edo Fimmen Era, 1997, pp301.  F/F.  The ITF is the international trade secretariat for all transport workers.  This major study examines the role of the ITF between the wars and during World War 2 under the leadership of the legendary Dutchman, Edo Fimmen.  £7.50

Roberts, Bryan  The Price of TUC Leadership, A&U, pp148.  VG+/VG.  A Criticism of the TUC General Council and its responsibility for the Labour Party's General Election Defeat in 1959.  £6.95

Sidney E  The Industrial Society 1918-1968, The Industrial Society, 1968, pp51.  No dw.  VG.  A history of this employer’s organisation, originally known as the Industrial welfare Society.  £3.50

Tuckett, Angela  The Scottish Carter: The History of the Scottish Horse and Motormen’s Association 1898-1964, A&U, 1967, pp448.  VG/VG with several small repaired tears in dw.  A comprehensive history of the union.  £6.95

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