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Title: Macmillan’s children? Young workers and trade unions in the early 1960s
Authors: Williams, Glynne
Quinn, Martin
First Published: 1-Apr-2014
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: Industrial Relations Journal, 2014, 45 (2), pp. 137-152
Abstract: 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 article 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 Using previously unpublished survey data from the early 1960s, we show that patterns of membership and attitudes to unions were more complex than headline figures might suggest.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.
DOI Link: 10.1111/irj.12048
ISSN: 0019-8692
eISSN: 1468-2338
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Creative Commons “Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives” licence CC BY-NC-ND, further details of which can be found via the following link: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website.
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