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Trade Union Merger Strategies: Purpose, Process, and Performance

Roger Undy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199544943
eISBN:
9780191719936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544943.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This empirical study of British trade union mergers examines the causes of mergers; the search for merger partners; merger negotiations; and merger outcomes. These developments are set within the ... More


Nature and Purpose of the Study

Roger Undy

in Trade Union Merger Strategies: Purpose, Process, and Performance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199544943
eISBN:
9780191719936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544943.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

The widespread international interest in trade union mergers is established before describing the legally prescribed British merger process. Next, the research method, coverage of the study, and ... More


Eighteenth-Century Scotland and the Three Unions

Colin Kidd

in Anglo-Scottish Relations from 1603 to 1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263303
eISBN:
9780191734137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263303.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter is concerned with the way Enlightenment Scotland viewed the British unions. The focus of the Scottish Enlightenment was on the deeper social and economic underpinnings of political ... More


Introduction

T. C. Smout

in Anglo-Scottish Relations from 1603 to 1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263303
eISBN:
9780191734137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263303.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book presents an overview of the first six decades of the Union of the Crowns. It also provides a picture of the uses to which judicial torture was put after 1660 and a summary of the straits in ... More


A Union for Empire? Scotland, the English East India Company and the British Union

Stewart J. Brown and Christopher A. Whatley

in The Union of 1707: New Dimensions: Scottish Historical Review Supplementary Issue

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638024
eISBN:
9780748672295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638024.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

On December 18, 1707, in the first session of the newly created British Parliament, a customs bill received royal assent. Innocuously entitled an ‘Act for better Securing the Duties of East India ... More


Taking Stock: Scotland at the End of the Seventeenth Century

Christopher A. Whatley

in Anglo-Scottish Relations from 1603 to 1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263303
eISBN:
9780191734137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263303.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter provides a summary of the straits in which Scotland found itself in the opening years of the eighteenth century. It also presents the strengths and weaknesses of Scotland's economic ... More


Anti-Semitism

David Dee

in Sport and British Jewry: Integration, ethnicity and anti-Semitism, 1890–1970

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719087608
eISBN:
9781781704868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087608.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The third chapter analyses the relationship between sport and British anti-Semitism. It illustrates how physical recreation acted both as an arena for discrimination and racism to develop and an ... More


Fascism and the Fears of 1940

A. W. Brian Simpson

in In the Highest Degree Odious: Detention without Trial in Wartime Britain

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259497
eISBN:
9780191681974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259497.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Why did the British Union (BU) seem so threatening that it was singled out for suppression in May 1940? Any answer requires some explanation of the history of fascism in Britain, more particularly ... More


From Managing Decline to Organizing for the Future

Melanie Simms, Jane Holgate, and Edmund Heery

in Union Voices: Tactics and Tensions in UK Organizing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451201
eISBN:
9780801466021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451201.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter underlines the key themes that set up the evaluation of organizing policy and practice in British unions in order to make a clear statement about what has happened since the start of the ... More


Union Organizers and Their Stories

Melanie Simms, Jane Holgate, and Edmund Heery

in Union Voices: Tactics and Tensions in UK Organizing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451201
eISBN:
9780801466021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451201.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter introduces the work of organizers, who they are, and what they do. As specialist actors in the process of organizing, their training and work experiences inform a great deal about how ... More


Organizing Campaigns

Melanie Simms, Jane Holgate, and Edmund Heery

in Union Voices: Tactics and Tensions in UK Organizing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451201
eISBN:
9780801466021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451201.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter focuses on organizing campaigns. Given that all union organizing activity must engage with workplace concerns and must engage workers at that level, it is necessary to look at the ... More


Evaluating Organizing

Melanie Simms, Jane Holgate, and Edmund Heery

in Union Voices: Tactics and Tensions in UK Organizing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451201
eISBN:
9780801466021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451201.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter analyzes the consequences of organizing activity across the union movement. It is clear that there is more organizing activity taking place within British unions now than there was when ... More


The Rise and Fall of Fascism

K. D. Ewing and C. A. Gearty

in The Struggle for Civil Liberties: Political Freedom and the Rule of Law in Britain, 1914-1945

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198762515
eISBN:
9780191695193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198762515.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter discusses the rise of the British Union of Fascists (BUF) and the crisis of disorder that the movement's style of political campaigning provoked. The discussion begins by tracing the ... More


The TUC Approach to Developing a New Organizing Culture

Melanie Simms, Jane Holgate, and Edmund Heery

in Union Voices: Tactics and Tensions in UK Organizing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451201
eISBN:
9780801466021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451201.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter maintains that the Organising Academy's relevance stems not only from its success in training a body of organizers, but also because its establishment encourages a debate about the role ... More


The Great Incarceration Begins

A. W. Brian Simpson

in In the Highest Degree Odious: Detention without Trial in Wartime Britain

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259497
eISBN:
9780191681974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259497.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

On May 22, Parliament passed the Emergency Powers (Defence) Act, which formally conferred on the executive the powers appropriate to a totalitarian state at war; it could now, by regulation, ‘make ... More


The Defeat of Liberalism

A. W. Brian Simpson

in In the Highest Degree Odious: Detention without Trial in Wartime Britain

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259497
eISBN:
9780191681974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259497.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Support for a negotiated peace with Germany was widespread in late 1939 and early 1940; the most vocal groups campaigning for peace were the fascists, the communists, and the Peace Pledge Union ... More


The British Fifth Column

A. W. Brian Simpson

in In the Highest Degree Odious: Detention without Trial in Wartime Britain

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259497
eISBN:
9780191681974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259497.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

On May 20, a group led by Charles Maxwell-Knight raided the flat of Tyler G. Kent, a code and cipher clerk in the United States Embassy. Herschel V. Johnson, the Counsellor, agreed to the waiving of ... More


Cooption or resistance? Trade unions and neoliberal restructuring in Europe1

Andreas Bieler

in European regionalism and the left

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085734
eISBN:
9781781704615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085734.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

European trade unions have been widely criticised as having accepted, if not supported neoliberal restructuring within the EU. Through an analysis of British and German Unions and their position on ... More


“Becoming Visible”: Italian Women and Their Male Co-Citizens in the Liberal State

Sabina Donati (ed.)

in A Political History of National Citizenship and Identity in Italy, 1861-1950

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784511
eISBN:
9780804787338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784511.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

“Becoming Visible”: Italian Women and Their Male Co-Citizens in the Liberal State


Walled out of humanity: Sir John Clerk and his circle

Alan Montgomery

in Classical Caledonia: Roman History and Myth in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474445641
eISBN:
9781474491266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445641.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter concentrates on the life, work and circle of eminent Scottish antiquarian and self-avowed Romanist Sir John Clerk of Penicuik. It explores Clerk’s own fascination with ancient Rome, ... More


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