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Macmillan's children? Young workers and trade unions in the early 1960s

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posted on 15.10.2015, 11:48 by Glynne Williams, Martin Quinn
The challenge facing unions in recruiting younger workers is a comparatively recent concern, prompted by years of decline. As such, there is very little comparable discussion prior to the 1980s. This paper takes a longer view. Using previously unpublished survey data from the early 1960s, we show that patterns of membership and attitudes to unions were more complex than headline figures might suggest. Specifically, we highlight areas of weakness associated with organising strategy at the time, and suggest some implications with subsequent trends. More generally, the data presents a unique insight into the lives of young workers in the early 1960s and their relationship with their trade unions.

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Citation

Industrial Relations Journal, 2014, 45 (2), pp. 137-152 (15)

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of Management

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

Industrial Relations Journal

Publisher

Wiley

issn

0019-8692

eissn

1468-2338

Acceptance date

28/01/2014

Copyright date

2014

Available date

01/04/2016

Publisher version

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/irj.12048/abstract

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en

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