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While leaders of both the major political parties are hiding behind a pay policy smokescreen, the strong unions are out on the battlefield causing industrial havoc. What can be done to restore order Stanley Alderson examines events leading up to the present disruption and the lesson which can be...
The latest documentary from the Health and Safety Executive portrays what can happen when the man from the Factory Inspectorate calls.
If politics really is the art of achieving that which is possible let done reasonable then Margaret Thatcher and Denis Healey must modify their public pronouncements.
Britain's first instant factory to feature the use of GRC precast panels has been erected in Lancashire. Called a Stockshell, it is claimed to demonstrate that system building need not sacrifice high thermal insulation values for its traditional appeal of lowcost and speed of construction. The...
Dr. Howard Perlmutter, Professor of Industry at the University of Pennsylvania, believes that today's multinational companies will be dwarfed by their successors in the next decade with the benign acceptance of government and unions. On a visit to the UK, Dr. Perlmutter spoke to Bob Crew about...
Can the considerate side of human nature play a greater part in combating selfish and ruthless behaviour at work Or is this being unrealistic and naive Canon Peter Challen believes that cooperation must replace competition if an orderly industrial society is to be achieved, and advocates open...
Starting with this issue, a column devoted to industrial relations and other personnelrelated issues. Here, a barrister specialising in employment law examines some grey areas of the fledgling legislation.
Straightforward cost comparisons between vehicle lease and outright purchase are likely to mislead. What the transport executive has to consider are the ancillary but costly items of maintenance, workshop equipment and administrative costs which fleet ownership imposes. Here we examine key...
At least 25,000 workers will lose their jobs in the British steel industry over the next two years. Which is why the British Steel Corporation has come up with an incentive package to attract new industry to areas hit by impending plant closures and cutbacks.
A claim that members of the British Institute of Management support the introduction of the closed shop led to a fierce clash between Dr Maurice Gillibrand, executive secretary of the Association of Management and Professional Staffs and Lord Hewlett of the BIM, in a recent debate on the...
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