The World of Labour: A Discussion of the Present and Future of Trade Unionism (Classic Reprint)

The World of Labour: A Discussion of the Present and Future of Trade Unionism (Classic Reprint)

by G. D. H. Cole
     
 

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Any book about the Labour Movement written before 1914 must necessarily date itself to a considerable extent. The position of Trade Unionism both at home and abroad has been fundamentally changed by the war. When I wrote in 1913, there was no Trade Union movement in Russia

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Excerpt from The World of Labour: A Discussion of the Present and Future of Trade Unionism

Any book about the Labour Movement written before 1914 must necessarily date itself to a considerable extent. The position of Trade Unionism both at home and abroad has been fundamentally changed by the war. When I wrote in 1913, there was no Trade Union movement in Russia, apart from secret and persecuted political societies. To-day, Trade Unionism and Co-operation are almost the only live forces, except purely political and military organisations, in Soviet Russia. When I wrote, German Trade Unionism was the submissive handmaid of German Social Democracy, pursuing strictly constitutional courses under a militaristic and autocratic Empire. To-day, it is swinging from left to right and from right to left, under the alternating impulses of Spartacism and unrepentant Imperialism. Since I wrote, the Belgian movement has been shattered by the war, and to-day, amid the ruins of Belgian industry, the work of rebuilding it has hardly begun.

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ISBN-13:
9781330701935
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/04/2015
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.98(d)

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