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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Glynne-
dc.contributor.authorQuinn, Martin-
dc.identifier.citationIndustrial Relations Journal, 2014, 45 (2), pp. 137-152 (15)en
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dc.description.abstractThe 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 Using previously unpublished survey data from the early 1960s, we show that patterns of membership and attitudes to unions were more complex than headline figures might suggest.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.en
dc.rightsCopyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Williams, G. and Quinn, M. (2014), Macmillan's children? Young workers and trade unions in the early 1960s. Industrial Relations Journal, 45: 137–152., which has been published in final form at doi: 10.1111/irj.12048. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.en
dc.subjectyoung workersen
dc.subjecttrade unionsen
dc.subjectunion organisingen
dc.titleMacmillan's children? Young workers and trade unions in the early 1960sen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
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