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Interwar labour relations

A strike at Smithfield Market in February 1922.
A strike at Smithfield Market in February 1922.

Although broadly supportive of the war effort, trade union leadership was determined to protect the working conditions and standard of living of its members during the interwar period. The General Council of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) was formed in 1921.

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Further reading

  • Taylor, R., Trade Union Question in British Politics (Oxford: Blackwell, 1993)
  • Pelling, H., A History of British Trade Unionism (London and Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1976)
  • Wrigley, C.J., A History of British Industrial Relations, 1914-1939 Vol. 2 (Brighton: Harvester, 1982)


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