|Module Title||TRADE UNIONS AND POLITICS IN BRITAIN|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Alice Russell|
|Course delivery||Lecture||18 Hours|
|Essay||2 x 2,500 word essays||40%|
The module aims to show how British trade unions emerged, grew, changed, and declined from 1750 to 1990. It focuses upon the size of memberships, the unions changing legal status, their main functions, their relationship with successive governments, and their policies and strategies.
** Recommended Text
W. Hamish Fraser. (1999) A History of British Trade Unionism, 1700-1998. Macmillan
H. Pelling. (1992) A History of British Trade Unionism. Penguin