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Facing Up to Thatcherism: The History of NALGO 1979-93

Michael Ironside and Roger Seifert

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199240753
eISBN:
9780191696862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240753.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Throughout the 1980s Mrs. Thatcher dominated political life in the UK and Thatcherism became the shorthand for a series of political initiatives all over the world. Most accounts of these years have ... More


NALGO—What Kind of Trade Union?

Mike Ironside and Roger Seifert

in Facing Up to Thatcherism: The History of NALGO 1979-93

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199240753
eISBN:
9780191696862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240753.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter sets the scene, laying out the analytical framework and the position on industrial relations. It starts with a brief comment on the context of the National and Local Government Officers ... More


NALGO: 1905–1978

Mike Ironside and Roger Seifert

in Facing Up to Thatcherism: The History of NALGO 1979-93

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199240753
eISBN:
9780191696862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240753.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter provides an overview of National and Local Government Officers Association (NALGO)’s history up to 1978, and briefly looks forward to the 1980s. It identifies the changing forms of trade ... More


The Advent of Thatcherism

Mike Ironside and Roger Seifert

in Facing Up to Thatcherism: The History of NALGO 1979-93

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199240753
eISBN:
9780191696862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240753.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter starts in early 1979 with the last few months of the Labour government. It includes an account of the strike by social workers during the ‘winter of discontent’, and of the crisis over ... More


The Squeeze Tightens

Mike Ironside and Roger Seifert

in Facing Up to Thatcherism: The History of NALGO 1979-93

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199240753
eISBN:
9780191696862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240753.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter covers the remainder of the Thatcher government’s first term of office, from 1981 until the June 1983 election. As the Conservative right tightened its grip on the government, so the ... More


Thatcherites versus the Trade-Union Movement

Mike Ironside and Roger Seifert

in Facing Up to Thatcherism: The History of NALGO 1979-93

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199240753
eISBN:
9780191696862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240753.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The National and Local Government Officers Association (NALGO) supported striking miners, print workers, and General Communications Head Quarters (GCHQ) trade unionists; argued against more ... More


Privatization and the Retreat from National Bargaining

Mike Ironside and Roger Seifert

in Facing Up to Thatcherism: The History of NALGO 1979-93

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199240753
eISBN:
9780191696862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240753.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The National and Local Government Officers Association (NALGO) continued arguing for pay determination based on comparability and on the duty of government to look after those employees unable or ... More


Storms—Financial, Climatic, and Industrial

Mike Ironside and Roger Seifert

in Facing Up to Thatcherism: The History of NALGO 1979-93

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199240753
eISBN:
9780191696862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240753.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Debates in the trade-union movement about the lessons to be learned from the situation were complex, but they could be grouped into two main schools of thought. Central to this debate within the ... More


Markets, Managers, and the Merger

Mike Ironside and Roger Seifert

in Facing Up to Thatcherism: The History of NALGO 1979-93

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199240753
eISBN:
9780191696862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240753.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The dominant view in the labour movement was that Labour under Neil Kinnock could win the next election, only 18 months away, and that the main way to combat the uncertainties and weaknesses among ... More


NALGO’s Last Year

Mike Ironside and Roger Seifert

in Facing Up to Thatcherism: The History of NALGO 1979-93

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199240753
eISBN:
9780191696862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240753.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The last of the National and Local Government Officers Association’s (NALGO) 88 years saw the union more deeply involved in action against the government than ever. It campaigned strongly in the 1992 ... More


In UNISON

Mike Ironside and Roger Seifert

in Facing Up to Thatcherism: The History of NALGO 1979-93

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199240753
eISBN:
9780191696862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240753.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter discusses the merger of the National and Local Government Officers Association (NALGO) with the National Union of Public Employees (NUPE) and the Confederation of Health Service ... More


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