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UNITE History Volume 1 (1880-1931) – The Transport and General Workers' Union (TGWU): Representing a mass trade union movement - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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UNITE History Volume 1 (1880-1931): The Transport and General Workers' Union (TGWU): Representing a mass trade union movement

Mary Davis and John Foster

Abstract

This is volume 1 of 6 accessible volumes covering UNITE’s history from 1880-2010. This book covers the formation of the TGWU, rooted as it was in an era in which, from the 1880’s a mass trade union movement evolved. The drive to amalgamate the unions was spearheaded by Ernest Bevin and resulted in the creation of the TGWU, 1920-22 - a period that witnessed the intensification of pre and post war militancy which continued, unevenly, until the 1926 General Strike – a watershed moment in British labour history in which the TGWU played a key role both in the strike itself but also in its aftermath ... More

Keywords: History, Trade Unions, Transport & General Workers’ Union, Labour Movement, Strike, Militancy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781800859715
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781800859715.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary Davis, author

John Foster, author