Module Identifier HY13020  
Module Title TRADE UNIONS AND POLITICS IN BRITAIN  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Alice Russell  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Course delivery Lecture   18 Hours  
  Seminar   5 Hours  
Assessment Essay   2 x 2,500 word essays   40%  
  Exam   2 Hours   60%  

Brief description


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.

Reading Lists

Books
** 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