Ford shop stewards on industrial democracy by Bernie Passingham

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Published by Institute for Workers" Control in Nottingham .

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  • Ford Motor Company.,
  • Management -- Employee participation -- Great Britain.

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Statement[by] Bernie Passingham and Danny Connor.
SeriesIWC pamphlet ;, no. 54, I.W.C. pamphlet ;, no. 54.
ContributionsConnor, Danny, 1924- joint author.
LC ClassificationsHD5660.G7 P37
The Physical Object
Pagination[2], 21 p. ;
Number of Pages21
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Open LibraryOL4475300M
LC Control Number79302794

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In the year following the dispute the authors of this book, Ford: Shop Stewards on Industrial Democracy Bernie Passingham and Danny Connor IWC Pamphlet Series No. 54 Price: £2.

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Ford Convenors’ Committee – not due to any shortfall in militancy, but to ‘the lack of confidence shown by Ford workers for the Ford shop steward apparatus’.

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