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The Right to Strike

K. D. Ewing


The right to strike in Britain is one of the most important, albeit neglected, issues of modern labour law. It is also one of the most controversial, particularly since the dismissal of 5,500 workers at Wapping, which led not only to calls for law reform (and with it a greater degree of positive state intervention in industrial relations) but also to condemnation of the British government by the ILO. This book concentrates on the hitherto neglected issue of the liability of union members and their families. It examines the effect of strikes and other industrial action on the contract of employ ... More

Keywords: modern labour law, industrial action, Britain, union members, social security, law reform, Wapping, liability, international law, European Social Charter

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198254393
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254393.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

K. D. Ewing, author
King's College London