The Labour Question: An Epitome of the Evidence and the Report of the Royal Commission on Labour

By T. G. Spyers; Great Britain. Royal Commission on Labour | Go to book overview

CONTENTS.
PART I.
CHAPTER I.
Trade Unionism -- Socialism -- Co-operation -- Relations between them -- The Unity of the Labour Movement1
CHAPTER II.
Collective Bargaining the Essence of Trade Unionism -- But unrecognised by Law -- Conditions necessary for working it -- How a Union obtains the support of the Men -- How a Union obtains the Recognition of the Employers -- Cause of Strikes -- The "old" and the "new" Trade Unionism -- Cost of Strikes -- Legality of Strikes -- Development, Organisation and Conduct of Strikes -- Tactics of Unions -- Picketing and Legislation relating thereto -- Collection of Subscriptions -- Extension of Strikes over larger Areas -- Federation of Unions -- Tactics of Employers -- Blacklisting -- Introduction and Organisation of non-Unionists -- Extension of Lockouts over larger Areas -- Eviction -- How a Union retains the Allegiance of its Members -- Benefit Funds, etc. -- How a Union retains the Recognition of the Employers -- How "Collective Bargaining" can supersede Strikes -- Summary11
CHAPTER III.
Methods of Compromise -- Conciliation defined -- Under what circumstances is it successful? -- Is it an appropriate Function of Government? -- Arbitration defined -- Why Compulsory Arbi-

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Preface. iii
  • Contents v
  • Part I. - Industrial Politics. 1
  • Chapter III - Conciliation and Arbitration 32
  • Part Ii. - Conditions of Labour 48
  • Chapter II - Hours of Labour. 67
  • Chapter III - Employers' Liability 85
  • Chapter IV - The Factory Acts, Etc. 101
  • Chapter V - State and Municipal Employment. 126
  • Chapter VI - The Unemployed 150
  • Part Iii. - Special Subjects. 175
  • Chapter II - Transport Trades. 197
  • Chapter III - Agriculture 212
  • Chapter IV - Labour Departments and Labour Councils. 221
  • Chapter V - Recommendations of the Commission. 227
  • Appendix. 234
  • Index. 241
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