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The Industrial Front and Trade Unionism

Geoffrey G. Field

in Blood, Sweat, and Toil: Remaking the British Working Class, 1939-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604111
eISBN:
9780191731686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604111.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The chapter discusses British industrial mobilization and the introduction of a framework of manpower controls by Ernest Bevin, Minister of Labour. While limiting the freedom of workers, the controls ... More


The Shop Stewards' Movement, 1917–1919

in The Political Trajectory of J. T. Murphy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237334
eISBN:
9781846313813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313813.004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The wartime shop stewards in Britain were more concerned with industrial tactics than class struggle. Even J. T. Murphy did not, at least during the war years, progress beyond tactical thinking. ... More


The Early Years in Sheffield, 1888–1917

in The Political Trajectory of J. T. Murphy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237334
eISBN:
9781846313813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313813.003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

John Thomas Murphy was born in 1888 to a poor family in Wincobank, a small village on the outskirts of Sheffield. He received his elementary education at the Wincobank Council School, where he took ... More


Towards Bolshevism, 1919–1920

in The Political Trajectory of J. T. Murphy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237334
eISBN:
9781846313813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313813.005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

After World War I, J. T. Murphy became full-time chair of the Sheffield Workers' Committee and assistant secretary of the National Administrative Council of the Shop Stewards' and Workers' Committee ... More


1945–1959: From Austerity to Prosperity

James Nye

in A Long Time in Making: The History of Smiths

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717256
eISBN:
9780191785986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717256.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Knowledge Management

With government sponsorship, Smiths plans the (re)creation of a British watch- and clockmaking industry, building factories in development areas, in Wales and Scotland. Four main business divisions ... More


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